On December 28th LA Dodgers outfielder and rookie sensation Yasiel Puig was arrested for travelling at 110mph on a Florida highway and charged with 'reckless driving.'
The story took a new turn today as dash cam footage of the arrest was released by TMZ.
The video shows Puig, in his white Mercedes Benz, being pulled over by the officer. The cop talks to Puig in spanish - the only language Puig can speak - before becoming enraged that he would drive at such speeds with his own mother in the car.
You can hear the officer shouting at Puig, saying how he could have killed her and the two other passengers in the car. The Cuban's mother cries uncontrollably as her son is handcuffed and led away to the squad car by the policeman.
This is your mother?” the officer asks Puig in Spanish.
When Puig tells him that she is, the officer says, in English, “Oh, you’re going to jail.”
The outfielder, sporting a pair of bright pink shorts, pleads with the officer as he is put against the car saying "Officer, i'm sorry...i'm begging you sir!"
While in the backseat, Puig tells himself: ''Why do you have to drive so fast, Puig? You have to learn.'' He repeatedly asked the officer to let him go, at one point saying he would ''do anything'' and that he would never drive again, ''but please don't take me to jail.''
In April last year, Puig was clocked going 97 in a 50 mph zone in Tennessee, though those charges were later dismissed.
Puig signed a $42 million, seven-year contract in June 2012, a record for a Cuban defector. He received a $12 million signing bonus and made $2 million last season.
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