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Mets Fire Acting GM After DWI Coming From Owner's Fairfield County Home

New York Mets GM Zack Scott
New York Mets GM Zack Scott Photo Credit: LinkedIn/ZackScott

He’s outta there.

Acting New York Mets general manager Zack Scott will not be coming back to the team after being arrested for allegedly drinking and driving in Westchester County over the summer after a trip to owner Steve Cohen’s Connecticut home over the summer.

Scott, age 44, was busted for allegedly driving while intoxicated when he was busted at approximately 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31 in White Plains, allegedly after attending a Fairfield County fundraiser at Cohen's Greenwich home.

It is alleged that at the time he was approached by officers on South Lexington Avenue in White Plains, Scott was asleep at the wheel, and when he was stirred, he refused to submit to a breathalyzer before failing Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.

Scott was arraigned on Thursday, Sept. 2 in White Plains where he pleaded not guilty. He was placed on administrative leave hours after his plea.

On Monday, Nov. 1, the Mets made it official and announced that the team would not be retaining Scott, who replaced former general manager Jared Porter, who was fired following an ESPN report that Porter sent explicit text messages to a female reporter while with the Chicago Cubs in 2016.

Scott will be heading to a non-jury trial in White Plains City Court beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 8.

The now-former acting GM reportedly had options to avoid trial, but has refused to plead guilty to drunk driving, which could land him up to a year in jail.

Scott’s arrest came as the Mets struggled following the All-Star Break, letting a healthy lead in the NL East fade until the Atlanta Braves took over the top spot and rode it to a division title.

The Mets finished the season with a 77-85 record, 11.5 games behind the Braves, and in third place, five back of the Philadelphia Phillies, a squad that also struggled down the stretch. With Scott still on the hot seat, the Mets also parted ways with manager Luis Rojas. 

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