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Police release audio of Miguel Cabrera 911 call

Oct 5, 2009, 2:35 PM EDT

Miguel Cabrera’s wife called 911 when he returned home from a night of heavy drinking Friday and the Detroit News has the very disturbing audio.
Some of it is hard to decipher because Roseangel Cabrera is distraught and sobbing for much of the call, which was made at around six o’clock in the morning.
However, she begins by saying “I need help please” and the following exchange is easy to understand:
911 Operator: Has he hit you?
Roseangel Cabrera: Yes.
Once police arrive you can hear Cabrera yelling downstairs while his wife remains on the phone with the 911 operator upstairs and police reports indicate that Cabrera and his wife each had marks on their face. He was removed from the home and taken to the police station, where Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski picked him up about 90 minutes later.
Obviously the fact that Cabrera was out getting drunk to the point that his blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit the night before a crucial game is newsworthy, especially given that he went 0-for-7 over the weekend while the Tigers coughed up their lead in the AL Central. However, the situation extends well beyond baseball at this point and the audio of the 911 call is extremely troubling.

  1. KRuth - Oct 5, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    You have a whole city fan base that is looking to him ( and the rest of the team) to bring in a win. He is letting a city down that pays him to keep it together and do his best and he is letting himself down. Such a shame, we pay so much and are not getting what we need in return Especiall now.

  2. Jim In Arkansas - Oct 5, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    He was an immature jerk with the Marlins, once proclaiming, “Have no fear, I am here” referring to his new found “star” status. Another kid that can’t handle the fame, or respect.

  3. Bobby Townsend - Oct 5, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    And to think the Tigers gave him that monster contract after acquiring him in 2008. Thank you JIM FROM ARKANSAS because apparently nothing has changed since he left the Marlins, he really is a self-centered immature jerk. HEY MIGUEL….. TIME TO GROW UP!!!!!!!

  4. Michael - Oct 5, 2009 at 11:55 PM

    It’ll be interesting to see how the sports media treats this case, after the quick “let him put it behind him” talk when Randy Myers did basically the same thing.
    I’d like to think it has nothing to do with race, but to hear sports talk radio hosts suggest that the Tigers ban champagne from the clubhouse over this indicates SOME kind of double standard…

  5. Jonathan Fellows - Oct 6, 2009 at 8:57 AM

    It was Brett, not Randy, Myers. There’s no mention of Randy ever having done this — other than an editorial in the Allentown paper that screws up the name of the Phillies’ pitcher. No sense in libeling Randy Myers — he was ‘Nasty’ but apparently not that way.

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