The Mets placed acting general manager Zack Scott on administrative leave “until further notice,” the team announced Thursday, hours after Scott pleaded not guilty to driving while intoxicated.
Team president Sandy Alderson will assume Scott’s responsibilities, the Mets said in a statement.
According to ESPN Police found Scott sleeping in his car around a.m. Tuesday morning in White Plains.
He refused to give blood or submit to a breathalyzer before failing the sobriety test.
We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott. We take this matter very seriously. Zack will not be traveling with the team for our upcoming road trip while we learn more and determine next steps.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 1, 2021
The Mets have placed Zack Scott on administrative leave until further notice. Mets Team President Sandy Alderson will be assuming Zack’s responsibilities.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 2, 2021
Scott assumed the role of acting general manager in January after Jared Porter was fired amid sexual harassment allegations.
Scott’s arrest is the latest in a week full of bad press for the Mets.