Cardinals thirdbaseman David Freese was recently arrested for DWI in a St. Louis suburb. The club is helping him through its Employee Assistance Program.
His agent is not helping him.
“David is not an alcoholic by any stretch of the imagination. Thats probably the best answer I can give,” Tannenbaum said.
“David is cut from an excellent piece of cloth. David has never had a problem with alcohol. Its something thats very, very isolated.”
However, it is the second time Freese has been arrested on alcohol-related charges. He was arrested Sept. 12, 2007, for public intoxication and resisting or obstructing a police officer in California. The misdemeanor charges stemmed from an incident at the Lake Elsinore Hotel and Casino, situated blocks away from where the San Diego Padres Class A team played its home games.
It really doesn’t help when your agent in in denial for you. Maybe the agent needs to attend Al-Anon.