Yankees' Cameron Maybin Agrees to Plea Deal After March DUI Arrest

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 29, 2019

New York Yankees' Cameron Maybin runs on his double during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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New York Yankees outfielder Cameron Maybin agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in connection to his March arrest for suspicion of DUI. 

TMZ Sports reported Maybin will pay an undisclosed fine and attend an alcohol abuse screening. In addition, the 32-year-old will have to complete any recommendations made by the screening agency.

A member of the San Francisco Giants at the time, Maybin was pulled over in Scottsdale, Arizona, after an officer observed him driving over the speed limit and "swerving outside of a lane," according to the Arizona Republic's Chris Coppola.

Maybin's breath was tested twice at the scene and he had a blood-alcohol level of .127 and .125, well above the legal limit of .08.

Maybin addressed the arrest shortly after it happened.

"It's very disappointing," he told reporters. "I take a lot of pride in how I carry myself and conduct myself, so I'm very disappointed about the situation. It's not the way I wanted to start off my Giants career, but I think people know my character. I don't think this defines my character by any means. It's an honest mistake."

The Giants released Maybin on March 22 and he subsequently signed a minor-league deal with the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees acquired him in April and he has made 44 appearances for the team.

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