Ryan Freel arrested…again Chad Dotson 01/08/2006 6 Sheesh. This is getting old. You’ll recall that Freel was arrested on Opening Day last year for DUI. Unacceptable conduct; I loook forward to seeing how the Reds will address this. Share this:TweetPocket 6 Responses EricTW 01/08/2006 Honestly, this is now his second offense, and I would like to see the Reds terminate his contract. Not that I condone it, but I understand how a guy could screw up once. The second time, it’s a trend and this is unacceptable. Mike Fig 01/09/2006 http://www.hcso.tampa.fl.us/pub/default.asp?/Online/qdisp/bn=06001752 Ken 01/09/2006 The Reds should certainly get him some help, but terminating his contract would be a huge mistake. First, that is a very tricky thing to do legally, even with the character clause that is standard in all contracts. The player’s union makes a big stink if any team tries to invoke it (Neagle, Ponson). Even if it can be done, it’s a huge hassle and distraction. Second and more importantly, this is our leadoff hitter and (hopefully) starting 2B. I do not mean to condone Freel’s problem in any way, but two misdemeanor drinking offenses isn’t worth cutting someone of his value. Assault or any other serious felony – that’s a different story. But not this. Anna 01/09/2006 He is married but it’s not his wife’s job to lay down the law. freelfan 01/09/2006 So what, the guy was arrested in a pool hall. He wasn’t driving a car through the pool hall. Furcal has like 10 DUI’s and had to do time. Look at the contract that guy recieved. Glenn 01/09/2006 One time: “There but the grace of God go I”. Twice: You’ve got a problem! I hope he faces that problem and gets some help. If he doesn’t, the Reds should cut him loose. Sorry if that sounds heartless, but I’ve been around enough drunks not to have much patience, with people who don’t want the help.