Johnny Damon: former baseball player and self-proclaimed idiot.
The former MLB All-Star who spent time with the Red Sox and Yankees during his 18-year MLB career was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on February 19 in Florida.
Damon’s wife Michelle Mangan-Damon was also charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.
Video of Damon’s arrest surfaced on March 10, with Damon claiming his political affiliation was a reason he was arrested by police.
(Disclaimer: Videos contain NSFW language.)
Savage video of Johnny Damon and his wife arrested for resisting arrest during DUI arrest.
At the end of the video, Damon and his wife tell the officers “Blue Lives Matter”pic.twitter.com/4QPHOPSaUh
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Damon, clearly weakened, urged his wife to “walk home” while the cops slapped him, and ended the video by saying “Blue Lives Matter,” a popular line among those who celebrate law enforcement.
“Hey brother, I’m a good guy, and I know people are trying to target me because I’m a Trump supporter,” Damon says.
According to body camera footage, the officer says Damon’s car swerved all the way and hit a sidewalk. Damon and his wife didn’t seem too cooperative with the police.
For TMZ, Damon’s blood alcohol level was 0.30, nearly four times the Florida state legal limit (0.08).
TMZ also reports that Damon has pleaded not guilty to the charge and is scheduled for a court day in May.