New York Mets general manager Zach Scott is on the field ahead of the game between the New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field on June 16, 2021 in Flushing, Queens, New York.
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Zach Scott, former acting CEO of New York Mets, was found not guilty Thursday morning in the DWI case in which led to his dismissal from the baseball team after a tenure of less than one year.
The judge reportedly ordered Scott to pay two traffic fines.
In a statement released after the verdict in Westchester County court, where he appeared in court last month, Zach said: “I am grateful for today’s verdict.”
“However, I regret the choice I made on August 31st that led to the circumstances that led to my arrest,” Zak said. “Professionally, I’m grateful to Sandy Alderson for the opportunity to lead baseball operations for the Mets and wish my former teammates the best for the future.”
The verdict came a few weeks after Scott’s trial on multiple drunk driving charges.
During this trial, Scott’s lawyer reportedly claimed to have failed a standard field sobriety test operated by the police. The police camera evidence also reportedly does not reflect the idea that Scott was drunk.
According to media reports, the verdict was postponed due to Scott’s positive test for Covid-19 in mid-December.
Scott was arrested at 4:30 am on September 1 in White Plains, New York, Westchester County after he was found pulling over in his 2018 Toyota. Scott lives in the nearby suburb of Rye and was found near the White Plains police station.
Hours before his arrest, Scott was at the Connecticut home of Mets owner Steve Cohen, a former hedge fund operator, for a charity event for the Amazin ‘Mets Foundation.
In addition to being charged with drunk driving, which is an offense, Scott was fined for allegedly “stopping / stopping / parking on the highway,” disobeying a traffic control device, and failing to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of a traffic violation. change of address.
Mets banned Scott from traveling with the crew on the day of his arrest and sent him on vacation on September 2.
Scott replaced former Mets general manager Jared Porter, who was fired in January 2021 after he admitted to sending unsolicited explicit text messages to a female reporter when he was at the Chicago Cubs in 2016.