Acting Mets GM Zack Scott arrested for DWI after attending party at Steve Cohen's home


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- In yet another up-and-down season for the New York Mets, another rough low has been hit.

Acting General Manager Zack Scott is facing driving while intoxicated charges in the Hudson Valley, according to the New York Post.

Scott was caught dozing off in his car just after 4 a.m. Tuesday in White Plains, police told The Post.

Scott reportedly refused a blood sample or breathalyzer test, but failed a field sobriety test, according to the report.

The team confirmed his arrest in a statement, saying, "We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott. We take this matter very seriously. Zack will not be traveling with the team for our upcoming road trip while we learn more and determine next steps."

Scott was reportedly charged, released and is due back in court Thursday.

According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, Scott was at the home of team owner Steve Cohen the night of his arrest for a team foundation fundraiser.

1010 WINS has reached out to the White Plains Police Department.

It’s been a brutal time for Mets general managers in the span of less than a year.

Brodie Van Wagenen, who was the team’s GM from 2019-2020, was let go in November 2020. He’s likely most noted for trading young outfielder Jarred Kelenic to the Mariners for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz.

The 38-year-old Cano has struggled with the team, and then was suspended for the whole 2021 season for a second positive performance-enhancing drug test.

Diaz has seen flashes of brilliance, but has struggled mightily at times as well.

The Mets then moved on to Jared Porter, who was fired after an ESPN report revealed that he had sent lewd photos and unsolicited texts to a female reporter in 2016 while working for the Chicago Cubs.

He was fired by Cohen after just over a month in the position.

Scott took over the role on an interim basis after Porter’s firing. Under his watch, the team held first-place in the NL East for much of the 2021 season’s first half, before a poor second half has knocked them several games out of a playoff spot.

Scott notably called the team’s play “unacceptably bad” last month.

Before joining the Mets last year, Scott had spent nearly 17 years in the Boston Red Sox organization, starting as a baseball operations intern in 2004, according to his LinkedIn page.

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