SJ - December 21, 2020
White Sox manager Tony La Russa reportedly pled guilty to reckless driving on Monday. The 76-year-old Hall of Famer's DUI charges will be dropped as a part of the agreement.
La Russa was arrested back in February on suspicion of driving under the influence after he crashed his car into a Phoenix-area curb.
From TMZ Sports:
Cops say bloodwork on La Russa ultimately showed he had a BAC of .095 ... and he was eventually hit with two misdemeanor DUI charges.
Courts records, though, show La Russa reached a deal with prosecutors Monday ... in which he agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving.
In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop the other DUI charge.
As part of La Russa's sentencing, he was ordered to spend one day in jail -- though La Russa will be allowed to serve it via home confinement, according to his attorney, Larry Kazan.
La Russa's return to managing is off to a great start. This nod to the out of control managers of the past is a thing of beauty.
Let's hope this is just the beginning of his fun with alcohol as the White Sox manager.