Mets Former Acting GM Zack Scott Acquitted Of DUI Charges

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The New York Mets former acting general manager Zack Scott, who was fired last August after his arrest on suspicion of DUI, has been acquitted of the drunken-driving charges against him.

Scott's lawyer Bruce Bendish announced the ruling in a statement.

"Today, after hearing and seeing all the evidence against our client, a judge in the White Plains City Court acquitted Zack Scott of all criminal charges against him," Bendish said. "We are grateful for the judge's diligent attention and consideration of the evidence and believe he arrived at the only conclusion possible."

Scott was arrested early the morning of Aug. 31 when police officers found him asleep at the wheel of his SUV at a traffic light.

Officers determined Scott was intoxicated, though he refused a breathalyzer test.

The arrest came after Scott attended a fundraiser for the Amazin' Mets Foundation at team owner Steve Cohen's house in Connecticut. Scott was placed on leave and later terminated.

"Nonetheless, I regret choices I made on August 31, resulting in circumstances that led to my arrest," Scott said of the verdict.

He added that the ordeal was "humbling" and would make him "a better husband, father, son, friend, and leader."

Scott's off-field drama punctuated a nightmarish stretch for the Mets last season in which the team plummeted in the standings from first to third place in its division and out of playoff contention.

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