Bowden arrested for DUI
No cheap shots this time.
Jim Bowden was arrested Sunday night and charged with driving under the influence. While I have taken a lot of shots at Bowden's judgment over the past year and a half, I never expected this. Bowden says he will plead non-guilty, but all of the other words in the article lead one to the conclusion that it was a legitimate arrest. If it is, and if in addition to the charge, it comes out that Bowden has some sort of drinking problem, here's hoping he gets help for it.
If he doesn't have a problem and this was just an irresponsible lapse in judgment, one can also hope that he gets punished accordingly, be happy that no one got hurt, and maybe the Nats can move on with a fresh slate and a sad non-baseball ending to the Nats Bowden era.