Friday, May 6, 2011
MLB Wants to Discipline Players for DUI Offenses
By Justin Worsley,
With the current collective bargaining agreement expiring on Dec. 11, the MLB is looking to include a new discipline for players.
Commissioner Bud Selig is looking into adding discipline for players who are involved in alcohol-related incidents.
Six player have been arrested this season for driving under the influence, Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, Atlanta's Derek Lowe, Cleveland's Shin-Soo Choo and Austin Kearns, Oakland's Coco Crisp and Seattle's Adam Kennedy. Under the current CBA, the MLB is unable to discipline any of these players.
The current CBA, however, can suspend or require players to undergo counseling if they are linked to "drugs of abuse."
Nothing has been stated yet as to how Selig would suspend the players.