New York Mets Acting GM Arrested On DUI Charge
By Jason Hall
September 1, 2021
New York Mets acting general manager Zack Scott was reportedly arrested early Tuesday (August 31) morning on a DUI charge.
White Plains Police Captain James Spencer confirmed Scott was found asleep at the wheel of his SUV stopped at a traffic light at around 4:15 a.m., ESPN reports.
The 44-year-old was deemed intoxicated and refused a breathalyzer test before being booked and released from jail.
Scott is scheduled to appear in court Thursday (September 2) morning.
The Mets released an official statement regarding the incident on their social media accounts, confirming Scott would be absent from the team's upcoming road trip against the Washington Nationals (Sept. 3-6) and Miami Marlins (Sept. 7-9) before returning to Queens to host the crosstown rival New York Yankees in a weekend series beginning September 10.
We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott. We take this matter very seriously. Zack will not be traveling with the team for our upcoming road trip while we learn more and determine next steps.— New York Mets (@Mets) September 1, 2021
"We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott," the Mets said via their verified Twitter account. "We take this matter very seriously. Zack will not be traveling with the team for our upcoming road trip while we learn more and determine next steps."
The Mets confirmed Scott attended a fundraiser for the franchise's Amazin' Mets Foundation at team owner Steve Cohen's Connecticut home on Monday (August 30) night, which was also attended by players.
The acting general manager is reported to have left the event at around 8:30 or 9:00 p.m., according to ESPN.
Scott was promoted to acting general manager in January after an ESPN report revealed then-general manager Jared Porter sent sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter during his tenure with the Chicago Cubs in 2016, leading to his termination.
Scott, who was initially hired by the Mets as an assistant general manager in December, had previously spent 17 seasons working within the Boston Red Sox organization.