Aroldis Chapman, the Cincinnati Reds’ closer, was arrested earlier this week after he was pulled over for speeding and cops found he was driving on a suspended license. The Cincinnati Enquirer has done some digging and it turns out Chapman – the guy who may or may not have thrown a 106 mph fastball – has four speeding tickets in two years. He’s a menace to the highways of Kentucky and Ohio! Chapman has had his license suspended twice in 11 months.
[Sidenote: Why hasn’t Chapman pulled the, “Don’t you know who I am?” card? If Indians pitchers are using it, Reds pitchers should definitely be using it.]
Can’t the Reds pony up and get this guy a driver? Or did that plan fall apart when they gave Joey Votto $225 million? Cincinnati GM Walt Jocketty, sounding like a concerned father, said:
“The best advice we can give him right now is to slow down,” Jocketty said. “He likes to drive his car fast.”
Aroldis Chapman dials it up on officers’ radar guns [Cincinnati.com]