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Bobby Jenks was arrested for DUI and hit-and-run at 4am this morning

Mar 23, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

Bobby Jenks mugshot

Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks was arrested in Ft. Myers at 3:43 AM this morning. The charges: DUI, property damage and hit-and-run, suggesting that he crashed his car and tried to take off.  Here’s his charging report. There aren’t any big details yet.

Jenks was not expected to pitch for a long, long time — he’s on the 60-day disabled list — but it’s not like that makes this news any better.

  1. illegalblues - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    baseball’s alcohol problem is absolutely out of control

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:18 AM

      Yes it is. It makes me worried and angry at the same time. These stories are just piling on.

      • El Bravo - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM

        seriously, this stuff flies under the radar more than PED usage stories. crazy. let’s see what happens when Ryan Braun gets a DUI.

      • Gobias Industries - Mar 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM

        “let’s see what happens when Ryan Braun gets a DUI.” Someone would probably leave the breathalyzer in the refrigerator over the weekend and they’d have to let him go.

        And then Craig would write 19 blog posts on the topic.

    • marshmallowsnake - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      Just with the losers inside the league.

  2. cur68 - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    OMG. WTF is going on out there, and how long before Valentine gets blamed for more alcohol fueled collapses? Seriously, though, can baseball players give it a rest with the freaky shit and stop hitting random people with their fancy cars while loaded? Between Bush and Jenks douching it up like this & the other guys inuring themselves in random and bizarre ways (seriously, a towel injury for Price and now Chamberlain’s ankle thanks to a trampoline: I mean, WTF?) I’ve had enough of privileged ballplayers raising cain like this. Stop driving drunk, you jackasses!

  3. b7p19 - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    F*&%*in idiots. It’s not like these are 19 year old kids making mistakes and learning lessons. It’s depressing when grown men act like this…

  4. zackd2 - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Maybe Bobby V should focus on his own players and less on Girardi, Jeter & ARod

    • 18thstreet - Mar 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM

      Good thing he banned alcohol in the clubhouse. Really sent a message.

      • paperlions - Mar 23, 2012 at 2:02 PM

        Yep, that message….drive somewhere to have a drink.

  5. nagrommit - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Can’t wait for Bobby Valentine to pin this on Joe Girardi somehow. If they’d only continued into the 10th inning last night.

  6. - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    WTH is going on in the Grapefruit League?

    • karaterobot - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:21 AM

      Going to have to name it the Grapefruit and Rum league

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 23, 2012 at 2:21 PM

        Mmmmm. I could go for a Paloma right now…

  7. EK Ohio - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    I can’t wait until people start linking every story about any Red Sox player to something Bobby Valentine said/might say. Oh wait …

    • zackd2 - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM

      Maybe Bobby Valentine shouldn’t say dumb things then

      • paperlions - Mar 23, 2012 at 2:04 PM

        He most certainly should. Like the time recently when he said announcers are paid to talk and managers are paid to do….and the fact that he hasn’t shut up since becoming a manager. His dumb comments are his most valuable contribution to baseball.

  8. markod52 - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Sure glad the White Sox didn’t keep Bobby J.

    • papacrick - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      It’s okay. They made up for that by letting Buehrle and Quentin go. I’m sure you’re thrilled about that too.

  9. frankvzappa - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Apparently he sucks as bad at life as he does at pitching…

    • vivabear - Mar 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM

      Have to disagree. He sucks at life way more than pitching. In one way or another throughout his career there’s probably no more than 300 people better than him at pitching.

  10. dashortstop517 - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    What an idiot

  11. sdelmonte - Mar 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    I guess I really can’t be smug about Florio needing a “days since arrest” counter over on PFT, can I?

  12. astrosfan75956 - Mar 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    What a loser.

  13. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Was there fried chicken involved?

  14. koufaxmitzvah - Mar 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Smoke more weed.

    Stay home, eat ice cream, watch the boob tube.

    Be safe out there.

  15. havlicekstoletheball - Mar 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    But for the Players’ Union, he could be fired, as in sent home without another dime of team money in his pocket. For cause. Just like the real world.

    • 18thstreet - Mar 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM

      It’s really a shame how John Henry was forced, at gunpoint, to sign him to a contract.

  16. Utley's Hair - Mar 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    So this is the year of DUI and hit-and-run? What the hell is wrong with these guys? Cabs are not that expensive. Driving services are more, but for multimillionaire baseball players and/or their respective teams, they’re not too bad. At the very least, they’re way less expensive than any fines or jail time for the alternative. Those melons on top of your shoulders aren’t just to hold on those hats, fellas—USE THEM!!!!!!!!! Before somebody gets REALLY hurt.

    • uyf1950 - Mar 23, 2012 at 1:32 PM

      Based on your reply to a previous post of mine. I’d say your word “criminal” seems like an appropriate description.

  17. antlerclaws - Mar 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Nothing good happens after 4 A.M.

  18. uyf1950 - Mar 23, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    What can I say. I already used “moron” to describe what Joba did on the trampoline. Can someone help me out and think of a stronger word than “moron” to describe Jenks? Because that’s what it will take.

    • Utley's Hair - Mar 23, 2012 at 1:23 PM

      Well, if the whole thing is true and proven, how about criminal?

      • uyf1950 - Mar 23, 2012 at 1:30 PM

        Looks to me like he pretty much admitted to it in the most recent update a little while ago.

      • Utley's Hair - Mar 23, 2012 at 1:33 PM

        Yes, but even with an admission, you really can’t drop the “alleged” until after an actual conviction.

  19. astrosfan75956 - Mar 23, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Stay at home and smoke grass.

  20. pisano - Mar 24, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    They should send the entire Boston team to the Betty Ford clinic, and when they complete their 90 days take them to Kentucky Fried Chicken to celebrate, it’ll bring back fond memories of last years fiasco, and for old times sake invite Theo the boy blunder.

  21. 27xwschamps - Mar 24, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    What a f@@king idiot !!!

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