Acting Mets GM Zack Scott Arrested For DWI In White Plains After Police ‘Find Him Asleep At The Wheel’
New York Mets acting general manager Zack Scott has been arrested for drunk driving after police said he fell asleep at the wheel in the White Plains suburb early Tuesday morning.
The arrest took place at 4:17 a.m. Tuesday near a federal courthouse, according to a White Plains police spokesman. Scott, 44, was reportedly found sleeping in a 2018 Toyota.
The team confirmed his arrest in a statement Wednesday, saying Scott will not be traveling with the team on the upcoming road trip.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan has reported that Scott was at team owner Steve Cohen’s home in Connecticut earlier that evening to attend a fundraiser with some of the club’s players.
Acting New York Mets general manager Zack Scott has been arrested for drunk driving after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel in suburban White Plains
The team confirmed his arrest in a statement on Wednesday, saying Scott will not be traveling with the team on his upcoming road trip
Scott was said to have been found sleeping in a 2018 Toyota at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning at the intersection of Fisher and South Lexington Avenue in White Plains, New York.
“We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott,” the statement read on Twitter. “We take this matter very seriously. Zack is not traveling with the team for our upcoming road trip while we learn more and determine the next steps.”
The New York Post was the first to report the arrest. A White Plains police spokesman has since confirmed details of the arrest to DailyMail.com. Scott is due to appear in court on Thursday.
Scott was named acting general manager in January after the team fired newly hired Jared Porter over sexual harassment allegations. A Major League Baseball investigation was launched after ESPN reported Porter sent dozens of unanswered text messages to the woman, including a photo of “an erect, naked penis” in 2016 when he worked for the Chicago Cubs.
Porter has since been banned until at least the 2022 season.
Scott was named acting general manager in January after the team fired newly hired Jared Porter (pictured) over sexual harassment allegations. An MLB investigation was launched after ESPN reported that Porter sent dozens of unanswered texts to the woman, including a photo of “an erect, naked penis” in 2016 when he worked for the Chicago Cubs
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) and second baseman Javier Baez (23) celebrate after beating the Washington Nationals by waving thumbs down
Porter’s brief tenure with the Mets has hardly been the only off-field story for the team, which was recently criticized after infielders Francisco Lindor and Javier Báez gave fans the thumbs-down sign after being booed during the team’s slump in August.
After starting the month with a 3 1/2 game lead in the Eastern Division of the National League, the Mets went 9-19 in August, falling 5 1/2 games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves.
According to the report, former Mets executive Mickey Callaway (pictured) sent uninvited messages to the women via email, text or social media, asking them to send nude photos. He often commented on their appearance in a way that made them uncomfortable and on one occasion “shoved his crotch in a reporter’s face” while she was interviewing him, The Athletic said.
In May, former Mets manager Mickey Callaway was suspended until the end of the 2022 season and fired from his last job as pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels following another sexual harassment allegation. Callaway is said to have behaved inappropriately towards female reporters during his stay in New York, according to the Athletic.
The team also quietly fired coach Ryan Ellis in January, three years after three female colleagues reported him for sexual harassment. In February, the Mets said new information about the allegations led to Ellis’s firing, but the team declined to comment on what was discovered.
According to The Athletic’s report on the claims against Callaway, team members were skeptical that Holly Lindvall Human Resources and Diversity took their allegations of sexual harassment seriously. Lindvall is said to have prioritized her relationship with the Wilpon family, the former Mets majority owners who sold the club to current owner Steve Cohen in 2020 for $2.4 billion.
After Porter’s resignation, team president Sandy Alderson described reports of his behavior as a “wake-up call.”
“In terms of the vetting process, we will be more conscious of communicating with women who may have had contact, not necessarily colleagues, but other third parties who may have come into contact,” Alderson told reporters in February.
“Probably we’ll take our background checks, and so forth, to a little higher level as far as we can.”
Steve Cohen, owner of the New York Mets, said Monday that his protesting players who gave the crowd a thumbs down this weekend “reached the third rail by messing with fans”