Thursday, March 3, 2011

Coco Crisp charged with DUI

Coco Crisp/Courtesy: police
We'll hold off the jokes. For now.

Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp (his real name is Covelli), was arrested and booked in the Scottsdale, Arizona jail early Wednesday morning after police pulled him over on a traffic stop.

Crisp was in the area because his team's Spring Training home is there.

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The team released a statement on their hard to boot up website about Crisp, who was only able to play in 75 games for the A's last season.

"Coco Crisp was arrested and detained early this morning under the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was released from the City of Scottsdale jail this morning and arrived at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on tome for team pre-game drills. The A's are aware of the situation and take such matter seriously. The team and Coco will have no further comment until further details are available"

We suspect this may be the beginning of the end for Mr. Crisp, who has underachieved in his tenure with the A's. Sure, he did steal 32 bases last season in 75 games. but this is generally the type of thing that causes long term issues. We'll see how it goes.

In the meantime, it's really hard to look at "Coco's" name and not think of this commercial from my childhood. Sorry if it offends anyone, it's not meant that way:

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