Johnny Damon arrested for drunk driving: report

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Dennis Young, New York Daily News
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Johnny Damon, having already supported Donald Trump and complained about coronavirus restrictions, completed the retired baseball player Triple Crown on Friday with a DUI in Florida.

Orlando-area cops pulled over Damon early Friday morning, when he registered at least a 0.20 on a blood alcohol test, according to TMZ. (The legal limit in Florida is 0.08.)

Damon, 47, last played for Cleveland in 2012. He made his name as an outfielder with the Royals and Red Sox, winning a World Series in Boston before signing with the Yankees after the 2005 season. He spent four productive seasons with the Yankees from 2006-09.

Damon was a beloved figure with the history-making Red Sox that came back from down 3-0 against the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS, but he joined the hated rivals in the Bronx after one more season with the Sox. He broke a World Series drought in New York, too, going 8 for 22 at the plate in the six-game win over the Phillies in 2009.

Over 18 seasons with seven franchises, Damon racked up 2,769 hits and made two All-Star teams.

Damon was early on the Trump train in 2016. “Everything he does, he does first-class — his hotels, his businesses, his golf courses. The issues all the other politicians failed to discuss, he is bringing us up to speed,” he said at the time, winking at Trump’s racist anti-immigrant rhetoric.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Damon tried to tell police he drank “just a little bit” before failing various sobriety tests.