(NEW YORK) — New York Mets acting general manager Zach Scott was placed on administrative leave after pleading not guilty to driving while intoxicated in New York, the team announced Thursday.
“We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott. We take this matter very seriously,” the teamsaid in a statement on Wednesday. “We take this matter very seriously. Zack will not be traveling with the team for our upcoming road trip while we learn more and determine next steps.”
Scott pleaded not guilty on Thursday.
The Mets have placed Zack Scott on administrative leave until further notice. Mets Team President Sandy Alderson will be assuming Zack’s responsibilities.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 2, 2021
Scott was driving in White Plains early Tuesday morning after police found him asleep at the wheel of his car at a traffic light, White Plains police Capt. James Spencer told ESPN.
Spencer said Scott refused a breathalyzer test.
The team said Scott was at owner Steve Cohen’s house in Greenwich, Connecticut for a fundraising event.
Scott was promoted to acting general manager in January after former general manager Jared Porter was fired following an ESPN report saying he sent sexually explicit texts to a female reporter while working for the Chicago Cubs.
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