10.05.09

Birmingham, MI Police : Don’t Believe Cabrera’s Shaggy Dog Story

Posted in "Wife Beater" Is Not A Fashion Statement, Baseball, The Law at 11:30 pm by

Earlier this season, the Tigers showed they weren’t gonna let the little matter of an $18 million vesting option stand in the way of letting Magglio Ordonez taking his cuts. After the local papers raised the matter of unexplained facial injuries, it turns out Jimmy Leyland isn’t the sort of guy to worry much about a curfew, or fraternizing with the opposition, either. From the Detroit Free Press’ Tammy Staples Battaglia and Michael Rosenberg :

Miguel Cabrera had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit when he was involved in a physical altercation with his wife early Saturday morning, according to the Birmingham Police.

After Friday night’s game, Cabrera had been partying with buddies from the Chicago White Sox at the Townsend Hotel, Birmingham Police Chief Richard Patterson said.

When he got home, his wife wasn’t happy he’d been out drinking so late, Patterson said. Rosangel Cabrera called 911 at 6:05 a.m. to report the two were fighting, according to reports.

According to the police report, Cabrera’s wife, whose name is listed as Rosangel, was upset when the ballplayer woke up the couple’s 4-year-old daughter and was talking on the phone when he came home. Investigators noticed his wife had an injury to her lower lip; they noted the injury to the left side of Cabrera’s face.

Police found a damaged cell phone, and the gold chain Cabrera wears around his neck was broken, too. But when officers asked the couple what happened, neither would explain how they were injured, according to the report.

Cabrera, who went 0-11 in the weekend series against Chicago, was reportedly involved in a tavern dispute last August in which he’s accused of threatening another patron with the words, “Let’s go outside, I have a Land Rover and I’ll get my “click clack,”  So not only does Miggy seem to be hitting his wife and hanging out with the White Sox while his team goes down the tank….but he’s environmentally unfriendly, too.

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