NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Mets open their season in 84 days, but already former general manager Zack Scott has won a big victory.
A judge in White Plains found Scott not guilty on all criminal charges stemming from an August DWI arrest.READ MORE: Mets Team Up With New York Blood Center For Winter Blood Drive
Attorney Bruce Bendish said police bodycam video convinced the judge that Scott was not intoxicated or impaired.READ MORE: Mets Introduce New Manager Buck Showalter
The charge prompted the Mets to fire Scott.
“He has a good reputation in the baseball community. He’s well respected. So, I’m very confident that after hearing this verdict he’ll be able to start again his career,” Bendish said.MORE NEWS: Buck Showalter Hired As New York Mets Manager
In a statement, Scott thanked the Mets for his brief time with the team, and apologized for bad choices that led to his arrest.