TMZ recently reported that first baseman James Loney was arrested on November 14th and was apparently none too pleased about it.
Loney — who plays 1st base for the Dodgers — was arrested on November 14th … because cops say he appeared to be under the influence of drugs after he swerved into a Toyota around 6pm … and then careened into a Mercedes and a Mini.
According to the report, when cops first arrived to the scene … Loney told one of the officers, “The bitch hit me from behind.”
Cops say Loney appeared to be “restless, unsteady, aggressive and irritable” … and he “exhibited eyelid tremors and his shirt was soiled and moist from perspiration, from his armpits down to his waistline.”
Cops say when officers asked Loney what day it was … he replied, “7/15 and Saturday” — when in fact, it was 11/14 and Monday.
Loney was handcuffed and transported to a nearby hospital — where an officer attempted to give him a breathalyzer test.
But according to the report, Loney was “uncooperative” — biting off the mouthpiece and spitting it back at the cop.
Cops say Loney began to get aggressive with police … so they placed him in arm and leg restraints … and a member of hospital staff gave him “an injection” to calm him down.
Loney was released to the care of the hospital and was never brought to the police station for formal booking.
Still, cops say they obtained a blood sample to test for drugs and alcohol … but it came back NEGATIVE. Now the case is in the hands of the L.A. City Attorney’s Office.
I temporarily put my Loney hate away late in the season and was encouraged by what I saw, but he’s honestly not nearly good enough to be worth an off the field headache as well.
Regardless, perfect day for this news to come out for James Loney, as this story was completely buried under the pile of Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson, and Yu Darvish news.
Ned Colletti briefly addressed this situation by saying that the arrest won’t change James Loney’s status with the team unless something else develops.