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Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort pleads guilty to DUI

Jan 4, 2014, 11:42 AM EDT

Charlie Monfort

According to the Associated Press, Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort pleaded guilty yesterday morning to driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to 24 months of supervised probation and will have his alcohol use monitored.

Monfort was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on November 5 while driving through Windsor, Colorado. While he told the police that he had consumed “about two beers,” his blood alcohol level was found to be three times higher than the legal limit. As you can see, he had a big smile for his mugshot.

Here are some more details on Monfort’s probation:

During the first six months of his probation, Monfort will have to wear an ankle bracelet that can detect alcohol use and then submit up to two breath tests a day, said Pamela Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Weld County district attorney’s office. He will also have to undergo alcohol treatment and perform 120 hours of public service.

Monfort was previously sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to DUI in 1999. He said outside of court yesterday that he is “deeply remorseful” for his actions and that “everyday is a battle” with his alcohol abuse.

  1. volcom2143 - Jan 4, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Walter white lives !!!

  2. onbucky96 - Jan 4, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Whoa there buddy! You’ve got your appology wrong. Invoke God into every other sentence, thus thou shall be forgiven by the Faithful.

  3. drewzducks - Jan 4, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Correction, DUIP, driving under the influence of a pornstache.

  4. rob0527 - Jan 4, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    I wonder if he would have gotten arrested if Rockies had a better year.

  5. mybrunoblog - Jan 4, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Your wealthy. Get a damn driver. Furthermore, I’m drawn to that mustache like a moth to flame.

  6. eephus88 - Jan 4, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    D.J.: Craig misstated the BAC in his post reporting this, and you restated his misstatement in this post. You and Craig say he blew three times higher than the legal limit.

    Legal limit = .08. Three times .08 = .24 Three times *higher than* the legal limit = [3 X .08] + .08 = .32. Monfort blew a .284. The Denver Post story that Craig linked wrote it the right way “a breath alcohol concentration level of more than three times the legal limit.”

  7. rje49 - Jan 4, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    He was caught driving drunk in 1999, then again in 2013. How many times did he drive while drunk in those 14 years in between being caught?

  8. cur68 - Jan 5, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    Let me get this straight: Yasiel Puig can get stopped for excessive speed twice and the HBT Commenterait sh#t their pants over it, right? I mean there were ~100 comments on that post.

    THIS jacka$$ can get hauled in TWICE for drunk driving and we got, what? 7 comments? Where’s all that outrage that got heaped on Puig for speeding? Surely drunk driving is AT LEAST as bad. And, get this, he’s far older and should therefore know better than Puig, right? Why isn’t this moron being castigated like Puig was?

    Are there rules that no one told me about when it comes to outrage? You’d think, logically, that Puig’s gonna get a few “tsk, tsk, he’s young and will learn better” comments and thats it. And you’d further think this over grown donkey of a rich guy owner would be slammed. Instead we had the opposite.

    Like, wow.

    • paperlions - Jan 5, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      Surely this doesn’t surprise you. The combination of latent racism and xenophobia explain 100% of this effect.

      • bigharold - Jan 5, 2014 at 1:10 PM

        While I wouldn’t completely discount your reasoning I do believe that those are not the primary reasons. I think this is a variation on the theme of “nobody ever paid a nickel to see an owner do anything.”

        We root for teams and players not owners. Hence when they do something good or bad there is a visceral response. We don’t get emotional about what owners do. In fact about the only time you hear anything about an owner is when the do something foolish. Generally, when they hand out a huge contract to the wrong guy or let a fan favorite walk over money. And, sometimes when they do something like this.

        I’m sure your points are part of the equation but I think the real issue is nobody really cares about owners or what they do. They’re just rarely seen money men with varying degrees of interest in the “trophy business” Since I’ve spent every baseball season since my adolescence until just recently reading about GMSlll having owners you barely know isn’t always bad.

  9. coloradostupid - Jan 5, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    If this is how he treats and cares for himself, imagine how he treats and cares for his team and his teams fans. Sell the team for crying out loud and let someone else run the team who actually cares. The only way the Rockies will be contenders in the future is under a different owner. Make baseball your #1 concern or go home.

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