Burgos: Jailed and awaiting trial. Denies anything happened.
Ambiorix Burgos is to be jailed for three months while awaiting trial for a hit-and-run accident that killed two women in the Dominican Republic. Burgos told the Dominican AP he was ordered jailed out of concerns for his safety. That sounds odd to me. I thought it was because he was a flight risk. He did take a week to turn himself in.
Said Burgos: “I am going to come out of this fine because my conscience is clear, and I’m not worried this will affect my career because I haven’t done anything.”
Burgos has an Oct. 23 court date in New York for assaulting his girl friend that he said he’ll attend. Burgos didn’t say when he’ll start throwing off the mound.
When is enough going to be enough for the Mets when it comes to Ambiorix Burgos?
The Mets got a clue of his smarts when he left almost $200 thousand in jewelry lying around his hotel room in spring training. Well, being stupid isn’t a crime. However, assault on his girl friend and hit-and-run that left two women dead are crimes.
Obviously, Burgos isn’t wired properly. What investigation can the Mets do that will shed any different light then law enforcement agencies in New York and the Dominican Republic. I don’t care if Burgos can still throw 100 mph.
Why can’t the Mets just say, “we don’t want a guy with this moral fiber on our team,” and be done with it? So what if the Players Association argues? Just be done with him and move on.