By Garth O'Brien | November 9, 2008
Filed Under Athlete DUI
October 18, 2008 – Nebraska. Joba Chamberlain, New York Yankee pitcher, spent October 18th drinking and visiting a strip club. While enjoying the naked ladies dancing before his eyes a patron began heckling the Yankee pitcher. Chamberlain became angered hearing, “Too bad you didn’t play for the Red Sox.”
Chamberlain’s friends prevented him from pounding the patron, but they could not stop Chamberlain from leaving the club and driving away in his 750i BMW. However, the local police had no trouble stopping Chamberlain when they observed him speeding. During the traffic stop officers detected an odor of intoxicants and saw an open container of alcohol.
Chamberlain provided a breath sample measuring 0.134 which is well over Nebraska’s DUI legal limit of 0.08. He is expected to appear in court on December 17th, but the prosecuting agency has not yet filed official charges. The Yankee organization is standing behind their pitcher with Hal Steinbrenner stating, “He knows he made a mistake. We’ve always said we’re an extended family.”