Numerous outlets report this morning that Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, in addition to two misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle citation after a traffic stop early this morning.

The report claims Cabrera dropped a “Do you know who I am” on the officers after mumbling “I’m going to [Getting Blanked] kill him” and drinking from a bottle of scotch inside his car.

The very juicy police report states Cabera pushed off the arresting officer’s vehicle while being cuffed, earning “3-4 knee spikes” to the left thigh for his trouble. When asked by the officer to enter the police cruiser, Cabrea responded “[Getting Blanked] You.”

Cabrera fought troubles with alcohol and the law in the past but appeared to turn a corner, responding to trouble at the end of the 2009 season with an outstanding 2010 campaign.

No word on the Tigers official response but needless to say this is a troubling setback for one of baseball’s bright young stars.

Comments (18)

  1. Wonder if he offered the officers $1 billion dollars to let him go like Ed Belfour did?

  2. Hate hearing stuff like this, he obviously needs help. Hope he gets it.

  3. Why is he wearing hospital scrubs?

  4. hopefully this ends with cabrera coming to toronto for juan rivera

  5. Cabrera’s mugshot reminds me of this:

    Problem, officer?


  7. By all accounts, Miggy seems like a good dude. This is really sad and i hope he gets the help he needs.

  8. All reports…so long as you ignore the reports of drunkenly starting fights and asking people if they know who he is.

  9. lol, well yeah. Ignoring the parts when he’s actually under the influence. Otherwise he’s respected by his teammates and outwardly seems like a decent enough dude. I regularly attend Tigers’ games and he’s usually the only player taking a lot of time to sign autographs and seems very affable with the fans too.

    I don’t know, it’s just a sad story.

  10. LOL @ Ed Belfour reference… definitely my favorite drunken athlete story of all-time.

  11. Well suffice to say he’s no longer my No.1 overall for fantasy purposes. Hope he gets the help he needs.

  12. I don’t want to take sides here, but if the man was drinking scotch and driving, well, we’ve all been there.

  13. Always amusing to see people smiling in their mugshots

  14. Travis, next time you see him signing balls, ask for one that says, “Do you know who I am”. See how good of a guy he is then!

  15. @Dave: LOL!! I would, except he’s extraordinarily large…and extraordinarily drunk. not a good combo…

  16. No sympathy here. The idiot could have killed someone.

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