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MLB Star Geovany Soto

I'm EMBARRASSED Over Weed Arrest

7/11/2014 1:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto is apologizing to teammates, fans and his bosses ... saying he's "embarrassed" after being arrested for weed possession last night. 

The 31-year-old former NL Rookie of the Year was pulled over for speeding in Grapevine, TX around 10PM Wednesday night ... and during the stop, cops say they found a small amount of pot. 

Soto was ultimately arrested for marijuana possession -- and was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked and posed for a mug shot.  He was released on $500 bail. 

Moments ago, Soto issued a statement saying, "I was stopped by Grapevine Police on Wednesday night. I am embarrassed and would like to apologize to my family, the Rangers organization, and our fans that I was taken in on this charge."

He added, "Because this is an ongoing case, I cannot discuss this matter any further at this time.”

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Calinative    

It's nice that he's apologetic, but thank god it was only weed and not some crazy controlled substance. Hell weeds legal here (WA)

111 days ago
17.

Racismisdead    

This guy looks like he likes catching balls as much as he enjoys throwing them..

111 days ago
18.

Msmassflex    

Embarrassed for what?

111 days ago
19.

beigebrother    

Texas should be embarrassed. If it wasn't for Florida they'd be the national joke. That fkn shthole state. (Austin has good people, tho.)

111 days ago
20.

sr    

Smh Texas "a small amount of weed" pretty much tells me that it was only for himself not for distribution. In Mass. they will let u go their looking for actual criminals, guns etc.

111 days ago
21.

Dave the Canuck    

Unbelievable! A small amount of weed and this guys career may go up in smoke. I personally don't smoke weed, but c'mon, keeping pot illegal is just political BS!

111 days ago
22.

01void    

Just a fool, that's a quick way to become history and kiss his mlb goodbye.

111 days ago
23.

Reaper    

Looks like Mike Piazza.

111 days ago
24.

Catlady    

Can't fix stupid!

111 days ago
25.

The Del Rubio Triplets    

What's with the manscaping?

111 days ago
26.

Usagi-chan    

It's just pot. He's kinda hot. Sexy to take responsibility.

111 days ago
27.

Joe    

> "Because this is an ongoing case, I cannot discuss
> this matter any further at this time.”

translation: I don’t want to talk about it, it’s too uncomfortable. Give me the Obama treatment, just ignore my **** ups!

How many games will he miss? Anything less than 100 is a joke.

111 days ago
28.

Hans Gruber    

He should ask to be traded to the Mariners or Rockies. That pot possession would not be a problem.

111 days ago
29.

gegeok    

Lol....

111 days ago
30.

mikeh420    

I'd be more embarrassed at the silly misspelled first name that my stoner parents gave me.

111 days ago
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