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Watch the dash cam footage of Yasiel Puig’s arrest

Jan 7, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested last month for driving 110 mph in a 70 mph zone along a stretch of Florida highway called Alligator Alley. Now the Florida Highway Patrol has released the dash cam footage of that bust. It’s not all that exciting, unless you’re into wailing mothers and pink jean shorts.

The speeding offense was Puig’s second. In April 2013, he was caught driving 97 mph in a 50 mph zone in Tennessee. Those charges were dismissed after the 23-year-old Cuba native performed community service.

  1. dirtyharry1971mom - Jan 7, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    He must’ve been racing the black car?

    • dirtyharry1971smissingbrain - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:27 PM

      Hi mom.

    • aphillieated - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:01 AM

      That’s a Viper

    • aphillieated - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:02 AM

      That’s a Viper..

  2. nymets4ever - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Zero class.

    • cur68 - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:23 PM

      Just like this guy, right?

      I notice you didn’t have anything to say about HIM though. How come?

      • historiophiliac - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:41 PM

        Do you think those are his real teeth?

  3. wahoo21 - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    just deport all of em

    • cur68 - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      Speeders? Bit harsh, innit? I suppose they’ll be sending you off, too then. Where y’all from, brah? Better figure that out and get back there since I strongly suspect you’ve sped once or twice y’self.

      • paperlions - Jan 8, 2014 at 8:32 AM

        I stand by my previous explanation.

    • clydeserra - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      please, and I mean this in the nicest way, please go away. You are the worst human being I have encountered today, and I spent a good bit of in in jail this morning.

    • paperlions - Jan 8, 2014 at 8:08 AM

      Right on Chief. Let’s get all of these people that don’t belong on in this hemisphere back to where they belong. I’m tired of all of these people of European, Asian, and African descent screwing the place up.

    • RoyHobbs39 - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:17 AM

      I am assuming you also meant the law enforcement officer? He is speaking Spanish you know.

  4. sisisisisisisi - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Oh, come on!
    Where’s the English transcription?

    Do we look like we can understand Spanish?

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:49 PM

      Well actually..

      • historiophiliac - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:30 PM


  5. cur68 - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Pink shorts, Yasiel? Damn. I’d have had him arrested just for that.

    Anyhow, I suspect the usual cadre of holier-than-thou shouters will turn up to castigate Puig since they’re all so much better. Of course the vast majority of them didn’t say sh!t on the post about Charlie Monfort and his two drunk driving arrests.

    Here. I’ll throw the link on my comment so, when they’re all finished demonstrating how much better they are then Puig, they can head on over and give Charlie Monfort a good seeing too as well. Since they missed doing so, and all.

    • nymets4ever - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:41 PM

      It’s offensive how you make blanket statements implying that everyone is, or at some point was, a drunk-driving, speed-limit-ignoring, repeat-offending piece of garbage like Puig. Dude’s in category all his own when it comes to reckless disregard for civil, mature behavior…so please stop trying to lump everyone in with him as part of your terrible attempt to defend the indefensible…

      • cur68 - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:43 PM

        Oh THERE you are. Avoiding answering the question, eh?

        S’ok. I’ll ask you again, since you’re too stupid to answer the first time: how come Charlie Monfort isn’t captured under your all-inclusive-hate-a-thon on all things bad?

      • doctorofsmuganomics - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

        Except he’s not. A quick google search would prove you false.

        But as a Mets fan, I’m sure you’re used to being wrong

      • jdillydawg - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:54 AM

        Why all the Charlie Monfort comparisons? Do we have his arrest on tape too? I’ll comment on that thread if we do.

        For now, isn’t this about Puig? Driving 110? And doing it sober?

        However, I loved the reason for driving 110 “He didn’t really know how fast he was going…” Damn, that NEVER works, you idiots! Next time, go with “pregnant lady in the back” or something!

    • nymets4ever - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:48 PM

      I haven’t gotten around to making my thoughts known on every single article posted to HardballTalk…sure, Monfort is an irresponsible POS too, happy now? But so is the repeat-offending Puig. And call me stupid all you want, at least I’m not an immoral snake who defends those who break the law and endanger the lives of innocent bystanders in the process.

      • cur68 - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

        ha, ha! You mad, bro?

        Anyhow, all levity aside, how come you’re so quick to jump on here and castigate Puig? Not ONE WORD on Monfort till now but this is the second time I’ve seen you slavering away over Puig. Is there something about him that irks you more than Monfort?

        Serious question. Is Monfort your dad?

      • Reflex - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:03 PM

        So what makes Puig worthy of special attention given that his crime was far less than Montfort’s crime? Was it his playing for another team? Or was it just his race? Seriously, you have been on a crusade against the guy for quite some time now, yet you ignore worse offenses by rich white guys. You gotta know how that looks…

      • jdillydawg - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:56 AM

        Well, anything caught on tape is worthy of attention these days.

      • koufaxmitzvah - Jan 8, 2014 at 7:23 AM

        “I haven’t gotten around to making my thoughts known on every single article posted to HardballTalk…”

        So you cherry pick your outrage. Like all of the most awesome people on the Interwebz.

    • helicoptersunday - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:06 AM

      Nobody gives a damn about the Rockies co-owner.

      • jdillydawg - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:57 AM

        Oh SNAP! And I thought Monfort was the guy who beat Puig out for Rookie of the Year! See, that would have made sense to me then!

    • helicoptersunday - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      Also, do you work for the Vikings?

      • cur68 - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:39 AM

        I prefer to work for Visigoths. They have hotter chicks.

      • Old Gator - Jan 8, 2014 at 8:28 AM

        Yeah, but then you get spit on and cans of paint thrown at you by PETA radicals for wearing fur.

  6. espfdps - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    How does a stupid comment like WAHOO’s get past the screening process???

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:30 PM


      • historiophiliac - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:35 PM




      • cur68 - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:41 PM

        /And drank rapidly a glass of water…

      • doctorofsmuganomics - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:52 PM

        That was beautiful. Very articulate

      • historiophiliac - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:26 PM

        Patriotism swells in the heart of the American bear.

      • Old Gator - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:53 PM

        Yeah, until the Make-a-Wish Foundation sends some kid to shoot it.

  7. doctorofsmuganomics - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Oh come on. Who hasn’t gone 100+ miles per hour in pink shorts every now and then. The Rock makes it look so glorious in his fast and furious movies

    On a side note, did you know they still did fast and furious movies? I didn’t

    • cur68 - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:40 PM

      News to me, too about the F&F movies. Those pink pants are hideous. Should have told the arresting officer that he was desperate to get home and change. Might have gone easier for him.

      • historiophiliac - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:37 PM

        Did you hear how his mother cried when he was captured in those shorts on video for posterity? I very clearly heard her say: “Nooooooo! The shorts! The humanity!” Shames the family, really. My heart breaks for her.

    • jdillydawg - Jan 8, 2014 at 1:01 AM

      Speaking of Fast and Furious movies, I think we all learned from Paul Walker that driving 100 mph doesn’t always end happily.

      • asimonetti88 - Jan 8, 2014 at 11:25 AM

        Paul Walker wasn’t driving the car..

      • helicoptersunday - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:51 PM

        “Paul Walker wasn’t driving the car..”

        True, but his point stands.

    • asimonetti88 - Jan 8, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      The Rock only recently joined F&F.

      • jdillydawg - Jan 10, 2014 at 12:07 AM

        You’re like the Fast and Furious Fact Checker.

      • asimonetti88 - Jan 10, 2014 at 10:36 AM

        It’s one of my guilty pleasures. I like fast cars, so I like the movies.

  8. pjmitch - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Wouldn’t the interesting part be, what is being said? Anyone out there know Spanish that can give us what Puig is saying?

  9. doctorofsmuganomics - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Ah, out of curiosity has anyone managed to watch it all yet?

    I’ve tried, but after awhile I get bored

    • historiophiliac - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      I start having Miami Vice flashbacks and have to turn it off.

      • dcarroll73 - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:17 AM

        historio…, are you getting all hot and bothered with images of Crockett and Tubbs going WAY over 110 on Alligator Alley in a Ferrari (real or kit?) What is the soundtrack playing in your head, “Smuggler’s Blues” or maybe “In the Air Tonight”?

      • historiophiliac - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:24 AM

        “Dirty Laundry” 😦

  10. dcarroll73 - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    I am Amazed that people (especially a Mets fan) are so bent out of shape about this. The dude was going 110 in a place where I am pretty sure the average traffic flow is 90 even if it is marked 70 (sort of like parts of the NYS Thruway marked 65 but try high 70s.) This is a really trivial thing to give this kid a hard time about. I am a Giants fan so I obviously have no special sympathy for a Dodger, but please give the kid a break. He will grow up eventually, and much as I hate to say it given my affiliations and his team, he could be a major talent if he doesn’t blow it.
    (I noticed that our favorite Mets fan ignored my taunt that his handle is a snarky Q&A:
    Q: What is the expected interval between “nymets” championships?
    A: “4ever”
    What’s the matter, guy, did I hurt your feelings? As Jack Nicolson would say, “You can’t handle the truth” but ironically your ‘handle’ is the truth.)

    • thebadguyswon - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      Feel better?

    • Old Gator - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      Sure, he’ll grow up some day. How quickly probably depends on how many people he kills in the process. Forty miles an hour over the speed limit is dangerous and stupid – especially considering he just got a tap on the wrist for doing the same thing a few months ago.

      Or do you want to argue that we shouldn’t have speed limits or penalties for exceeding them?

  11. jdillydawg - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    They better sign him to a long term deal so he can afford car insurance…

  12. mattinglyschmidt - Jan 8, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    Average speed on Alligator Alley is about 80 in a 70. I happened to be on the same road about 3 hours after Puig was pulled over, so I can speak from directly relevant experience.

    • cardsfanindelaware - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      10-15 mph is “tolerable” to cops for the most part. **40** mph is considered RECKLESS in ALL 50 state’s, even if you feel that it isn’t. Plus not having a drivers license really doesn’t help the matter. Lastly, “I didn’t know how fast I was going” isn’t gonna win you a gold star from the officer either.

  13. synot40yesn0 - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    This is a real shame. 1st – no driver’s license. 2nd – after imploring the officer countless times not to do that to him, once inside the car implore one more time “can we talk”, and 3rd – finally (on the way to the county jail – minute 50:18) he ask the officer ‘out of so many ways to solve this problem, if that was the easiest way to handle the issue’. Whaaat !!! The officer speaks Spanish with some difficulty so my guess is that he did not understand the message implied.

  14. whiskey4breakfast - Jan 8, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    This is a real boring spinoff of CHiPs.

    • Old Gator - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      I can’t get a handle on “a boring spinoff of CHiPs.” I used it to put my cicada to sleep.

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