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Report: Marlins released Mike Cameron after altercation with flight attendant

Sep 14, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

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Yesterday the Marlins released 38-year-old outfielder Mike Cameron and initial reports said only that he was let go for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

Now a few more details have surfaced via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, who claims that Cameron was released following an altercation with a flight attendant on the Marlins’ team plane:

Two sources on Wednesday gave the reason: Cameron got into a verbal altercation with a flight attendant on the team’s charter flight from Pittsburgh to Atlanta on Sunday.  The altercation did not turn physical, but the charter company filed a complaint. The Marlins’ front office believed it could not keep Cameron after the incident.

Surprising considering Cameron has always had a reputation as a good guy and well-liked clubhouse presence, but as Logan Morrison would probably tell you weird off-field drama seems to be one of the stories of the Marlins season.

  1. SmackSaw - Sep 14, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    They ain’t nothin’ but a waitress in the sky.

  2. giselleisasucubus - Sep 14, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    if he is such a great guy and a locjer room presence, then why has he been released by 2 teams this year? He honestly thought he should be playing more in Boston. I think Mr Cameron might be realizing he is done and he is getting a little pissy at everyone. He FLEECED the Red Sox, but then again, which free agent in the Theoi era hasnt.

  3. henryd3rd - Sep 14, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    You got to ask why did the Fish trade for him in the first place. Another example of a dysfunctional front office.

    • Old Gator - Sep 14, 2011 at 9:32 PM

      It was a reasonable risk for the money, and he hit around .240 for the Feesh and played pretty good defense too. Not bad, though not delicious, given the role he was assigned. The VLQ was pretty good, too. That’ll take a dive with his shenanigans on the plane.

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