Mets manager Luis Rojas joined Carton & Roberts shortly after news broke that acting general manager Zack Scott had been arrested for drunk driving early Tuesday morning.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Scott was at a team charity event at owner Steve Cohen’s house earlier Monday night, which Rojas said he also attended, along with a handful of players.
“Yes, I did attend the charity,” Rojas said. “It was a nice charity…we all know the purpose of it is outstanding. We had a great time there.”
Rojas didn’t notice anything concerning or noteworthy with Scott at the event at Cohen’s Connecticut home.
“We were all together there, some players, not all the players,” Rojas said. “I think there were six players there, not just me…nothing crazy was going on there other than the event itself. Guys were participating and interacting with a lot of people, personalities there, I thought it was a great event.”
Multiple reports indicated that the event ended around 9 p.m. Monday night, hours before Scott was reportedly caught dozing off in his car in White Plains. Rojas confirmed that the event ended around that time, and he left with the players that attended the event, but Scott was not with them.
“We headed back around 8:45, I want to say,” Rojas said. “We took a bus from the field and back to the field, and that was it. I was probably home by 10 p.m.
“He was driving separately, but I don’t know much past being in the event and having a good time.”