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Justin Sellers arrested in California for reckless motorcycle driving and attempting to flee

Jan 20, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

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Via Sacramento, California’s KCRA.com:

Police said Justin Sellers was doing “wheelies” on his motorcycle in a neighborhood near Riva Drive. When officers tried to pull him over, police said Sellers took off.

After a short chase, Sellers turned himself in, authorities said.

The ordeal will probably put a dent in the young infielder’s wallet but should ultimately blow over.

Sellers, 26, batted .204/.286/.386 with one home run two RBI in 50 plate appearances last season for the Dodgers. He will be competing for a utility infield job in big league camp this spring at Camelback Ranch.

  1. frankenderek - Jan 20, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    You know, usually this is something I ignore. But for some reason I feel that if this was a black or Latin player, this story wouldn’t just “blow over”.

    • dondada10 - Jan 20, 2013 at 11:14 AM

      Why not? It really isn’t that big of a deal.

    • mikeincmn - Jan 20, 2013 at 11:17 AM

      It has less to do with race and more to do with the fact few people know and even less people care who Justin Sellers is.

      • cowboysoldiertx - Jan 20, 2013 at 5:06 PM

        I didnt even know who the fuck this kid was!

    • tampajoey - Jan 20, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      You have a black President. Time to get the chip off your shoulder buddy.

      • lew24 - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

        Tampa…your comment was just as ignorant!

      • mtyankee - Jan 22, 2013 at 1:07 PM

        and you don’t Tampa? You just proved his point

    • stlouis1baseball - Jan 21, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      You are probably right Frank.
      I mean…black and latin players (much like in society in general) don’t ride motorcycles to the degree caucasion players (and society in general) do.

  2. captaincanoe - Jan 20, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    When the report has him carrying a glock or 5 pounds of pot or punching his mon…then get back to me.

  3. melsh13 - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    It appears to me that this story has gotten about the same amount of attention to this point (an article) as Andruw Jones beating up his wife.

  4. slickdemetrius - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    But let’s think the smarts of his act.
    You are a professional baseball player.
    An important component of such is the ability to walk.
    Doing wheelies on motorcycles can seriously impact that ability.
    Absolutley foolish to do it and even more so attempting to flee the law.

    • lostsok - Jan 20, 2013 at 5:41 PM

      And he represents a team. Dangerous, reckless behavior reflects on his team. There’s a reason they traded for Scott Schumaker instead of saying, “Hey, that Sellers kid sure is mature! Let’s stick with him!”

      • visco7 - Jan 25, 2013 at 9:55 AM

        I agree! And by the way believe it or not, not everything
        In life can be so simplified as a black /white thing.
        Sick of the race card. He’s obviously an immature kid
        Whatever his skin color.

  5. jlovenotjlo - Jan 20, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    YOLO!!!

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