(The Spread) – Detroit Tiger fans woke up to unpleasant news on Thursday when several online media outlets reported that superstar Miguel Cabrera was arrested.
According to CBSNews.com, Cabrera’s car engine was smoking alongside a road when a police officer spotted the vehicle and stopped. The arrest report states that the Tigers’ slugger smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and took a swing from a bottle of scotch in front of a deputy officer. Police also claim he refused to cooperate, saying, “Do you know who I am, you don’t know anything about my problems.”
He was arrested on charges of DUI.
Despite the arrest, the Tigers’ 2011 World Series future odds remain steady. At the close of the 2010 World Series, Detroit was a 35/1 long shot and after an offseason full of actively, the Tigers are now 28/1 according to oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com. Clearly Cabrera’s arrest didn’t impact the Tigers’ World Series chances in the eyes of oddsmakers.
One reason for that is probably because he still plans to report to camp this weekend. He still needs to appear in court, but his home isn’t far from the Tigers’ spring training complex so he can do that while still appearing for practice. He’s expected to make a formal apology to his teammates, although no form of counseling has been scheduled as of right now.