Scott Olsen of the Florida Marlins has garnered a reputation of being troubled, and I’m not sure an arrest for DUI and fighting with the police is going to help matters at all. He got in a fight with Sergio Mitre earlier this week, getting himself a two-game suspension which he had just returned from on Friday, getting the win against the Cincinnati Reds.
Police Lt. Michael Bentolila said Olsen was arrested in the Miami suburb of Aventura, where an officer clocked him driving 48 mph in a 35 mph zone and attempted to pull him over at about 3:40 a.m.
Olsen continued to drive about one mile, running a stop sign before stopping at his Aventura home, Bentolila said.
The pitcher got out of his car and sat down on a plastic chair in front of his home. When backup officers arrived and tried to arrest him, Bentolila said Olsen kicked at the officers, who used a stun gun on the 6-foot-5 pitcher.
Ouch. Olsen’s been in scrapes with teammates before, too — he got into it with former Marlins reliever Randy Messenger, as well as Miguel Cabrera and former manager Joe Girardi. Something about baseball players in Florida — obviously, this isn’t near on the level of Elijah Dukes being accused of threatening to kill his soon-to-be-ex-wife, but still. And really, the shiner and bruises in the photo from the Aventura PD are priceless.