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Carlton Fisk pleads guilty to DUI, will undergo drug and alcohol evaluation

Dec 27, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

carlton fisk mugshot

Two months ago Carlton Fisk was arrested and charged with a DUI in Illinois after allegedly driving his truck into the middle of a cornfield and then falling asleep with a bottle of vodka next to him.

Today the Hall of Fame catcher pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, for which he got one year of court supervision and a $1,250 bill for court costs.

Steve Schmadeke of the Chicago Tribune reports that Fisk was also found to be under the influence of prescription drugs and “will have to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation as well as counseling, and attend a victim impact panel.”

  1. historiophiliac - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    I guess the cobs are pressing charges then. I hope the victim panel gives him an ear-ful.

    • cur68 - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      He’s got himself into a virtual maize of trouble, eh?

      • historiophiliac - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

        It stalks the conscience.

      • cur68 - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM

        I sense a kernel of truth there…

        Hey! You got a new Gravatar, eh? Looks like art. Is it a Garfunkel?

      • paperlions - Dec 27, 2012 at 4:08 PM

        Enough with the corny jokes.

      • historiophiliac - Dec 27, 2012 at 4:13 PM

        Think of all the little kernels…they could’ve been somebodies…they could’ve been fritos…except the corn-killer was pickled…

        It’s Vermeer. Clio — she is the muse of history, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Memory).

      • alexo0 - Dec 27, 2012 at 4:46 PM

        “If you build it, he will come”

        It wasn’t built. He still came.

      • historiophiliac - Dec 27, 2012 at 5:56 PM

        Perhaps he misunderstood “ethanol subsidy.”

      • proudlycanadian - Dec 27, 2012 at 7:01 PM

        Keep the kernels of wisdom popping.

      • cur68 - Dec 27, 2012 at 7:53 PM

        If Carlton commented on here his gravatar should be Orville Redenbacher.

      • historiophiliac - Dec 27, 2012 at 8:06 PM

        I guess he *is* the international symbol of vegicide…

    • bosfaninva - Dec 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM

      Wow — this board is really popping!

  2. hpt150 - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Those comments are so corny.

    • raysfan1 - Dec 27, 2012 at 4:03 PM


      • Old Gator - Dec 28, 2012 at 9:29 AM

        I have gathered up all of these horrible puns and wished them away to the cornfield. Any more of them, the perpetrator gets turned into a jack-in-the-box.

  3. kappy32 - Dec 27, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    All those extra things, the drug & alcohol evaluation & victim impact panel, are normal sentence conditions for DWI convictions. The victims panel is set up by MADD & is 2 hours of mothers telling the crowd, all DWI offenders, how their child(ren) died from DWI crashes. The drug & alcohol evaluation is a process where you go to a drug & alcohol treatment center, meet with a counsellor, and they classify you as “drug dependent” or “drug abuser.” The word drug is interchangeable with alcohol. Regardless of your classification, you have to do a 13 week DMV approved DWI educational seminar. It’s 13 classes, led by the drug counsellor, telling you how DWIs are bad & what alcohol does to your body. If you’re classified as “drug dependent” you will have to undergo a substance abuse group for another 6-9 months. Then, once that’s done, maybe they’ll let you leave. However, regardless of what you tell them in your interview, you are going to be mandated to some treatment because they only get money when you come. It’s a money making scam set up by drug & alcohol rehab centers & the state / county / town that sentences the offender. How do I know this? I’m a criminal defense lawyer & a majority of my cases are DWIs & I was also convicted of a DWI years ago @ had to jump through these hoops despite being sober 3 years when I entered the evaluation.

    • stercuilus65 - Dec 27, 2012 at 7:16 PM

      “hmmmm DWIs are bad….ok?”

    • badintent - Dec 27, 2012 at 7:26 PM

      MADD are the booze NAZI of BC. They and ICBC with BC Liquor have destroyed the bar biz. The taxi and limo (insert 1 %) biz is doing good, but the freaking lawyers are killing it !! Of course the government lawyers rigged it all for them. You can get Free Needles to inject Heroin downtown but God forbid you want to have a cold beer at the beach. Serving It RIght is a joke, a bad joke on anyone that serves liquor, because it’s the BC government that controls all the booze with their own stores but accepts ZERO responsibility for selling it.2/3 of all traffic deaths are from the shitty roads that BC government builds and has no lights on at night !They spend $900 million dollars to build a road from West Vancouver to Whistler for the Winter Games ( for the super rich to ski) but don’t put any lights on it except at Lions Bay ! Corrupt Morons and idiots running this province. Get stoned on drugs OK, but have 2 beers with no food in 1 hour and you can go to jail for 3 years and pay $25K in lawyer and court costs Plus super high rates for your car insurance thanks to the government controlling the only place you can insure your car.(ICBC) No wonder anyone with a brain is leaving to Alberta !! Love all the vacancy signs downtown , business is leaving . And thanks for the great Hockey Riot Vancouver !!VPD did nothing to stop it, too scared, too stupid.Guess you didn’t get any $$ dealing with all the biz lawsuits against the city , EH ?

      • badintent - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:40 AM

        To all the lawyers and ICBC workers that thumb downed this, drop dead ! To all the Hockey rioters that should have gone to jail , drop dead. To all the Rich Vancouverites that stuck us all with another $10 billion in new gasoline and real estate property taxes to pay for their “Winter Games”, drop dead. Go get your free Heroin needles and get dead.And with no NHL hockey, your entire downtown restaurant and sport bar biz is DOA ! Suck on that. BC , Bring CASH, pay your stupid 12 % sales tax. I shop in Portland NO SALES TAX,you freaking Mooseheads

      • onehokiefan - Dec 31, 2012 at 12:03 PM

        You seem to have an anger management problem……..better get that checked out, OK ?

      • badintent - Dec 31, 2012 at 7:54 PM

        At least I don’t have a drinking problem , like 75 % of the locals.I do have a problelm with the morons running the nanny state. And liars, I mean lawyers/

  4. weaselpuppy - Dec 27, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    1) Fisk is a stupid jackass who deserves to have the crap beat our of him by a prison yard gang. Risking other people’s lives because you are too stupid and arrogant to stay home or get a cab is reprehensible.

    2) You make about $30m in your careers on and off the field, idolized by millions, and yet at age 65 you’re driving alone, deep in a cornfield, piss drunk w an open bottle of vodka and popping pills. Disgusting, yes. Sick, most definitely he is. Sad? Completely. Guys in that situation have usually let their illness run so rampant that their loved ones have written them off due to the HUNDREDS of times they have lied/stolen/cheated/abused them…get your ego out of the way, you big jerk….

  5. ezthinking - Dec 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    DUI for not using a turn signal is one thing…being so hammered you run off the road and black out is another. Booze with you in the car? Can’t get blasted enough in the bar that you need a roadie? Way to pill pop too. Hope they weren’t any ‘performance enhancers’ in his system. How would he explain that to Bo Peep’s sheep? I guess that’s why he was after the corn; alittle something for his date to eat.

    Maybe Fisk won’t be so self-righteous when talking about current players now that he got pinched being a douche. Maybe he’ll explain his 37 HR at age 37 when his top had been 26 hr years earlier. Why he played 153 games at age 37 when couldn’t hack that many games since he was 30. Why he must be a ‘roider under his own BS preaching for the last 10 years. Now we know its all true.

  6. riverace19 - Dec 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    EZ: Not so fast. Fisk started 120 games at catcher in 1985, which was much less time behind the plate than previous years. The rest of the time he was a DH reducing wear and tear. He also hit a bunch more HRs after 1985, so his decay was more gradual than the average. There is nothing in his stats or post age 35 performance that implies PEDs. Wrong time frame also fella.

    Weasel: Have you ever made a mistake? Was anyone hurt in this Fisk incident? To coin a phrase from Stripes, lighten up Francis.

    The earlier puns on this thread are far more appropriate then you angry 2: keep up the corn jokes and keep laughing at his hilarious mug shot because that’s all the depth that this story needs.

    Happy New Year! Make sure you don’t drink and drive or you will end up in a corn field!

    • ezthinking - Dec 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM

      If you don’t get it, you don’t get it. Happy New Year to you too.

  7. 13arod - Dec 27, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    this is why achool needs to be legal because almost everybody drinks and drives and kils people sometimes if this keeps up then achool will be legal

    • Old Gator - Dec 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM

      Right, and the only reason there are no laws about stupidity is because Congress would never vote to sanction itself. Consider yourself lucky.

      • badintent - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:29 AM

        YOU mean the Fiscal Cliff ? OR the Auto and Wall Street Bailouts ? OR maybe we use ditch the Federal Reserve Bank which is not a Federal Agency but a private bank controlled by The Rockerfellers and the Rothchilds and don’t pay them the $15 trillion we “owe them ” ??? Pay back on the Rockerfellers selling oil to the Nazi thru Portugal in WW II.

  8. mybrunoblog - Dec 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    My God I never get tired of celebrity mug shots. They rarely disappoint.

  9. stercuilus65 - Dec 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    They need to ban trucks and alcohol. Think of the children! Don’t you care about the children?

    • badintent - Dec 27, 2012 at 7:28 PM

      They need to ban Red Sox players /managers from society. Just look at Bobby Valentine.

      • pisano - Dec 28, 2012 at 12:42 AM

        badintent….. now who could argue with that?

      • badintent - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:15 AM

        We so right, all the time, Happy New Year and Go Yankees !!!

  10. 06mustang - Dec 27, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    oh crap, so he parties with his buddies and sleeps it off in a cornfield in the middle of butt—- nowhere.

    Can you please just let the guy live his life in peace. He already gave at the office.

  11. BigBeachBall - Dec 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Im assuming fisk is somehow connected with a vegetable.. Possibly celery.. Im not sure.

  12. jimeejohnson - Dec 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Somewhere, Thurman Munson has pity for his old rival.

  13. rayfeathers - Dec 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    part the fuck on fisky!!

  14. onehokiefan - Dec 31, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    It was reported that he test drove a new combine recently, and thought he was still driving it……whats the harm, just a little too much VOKA !!

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