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San Francisco Giants player Cameron Maybin apologizes after DUI arrest

Cameron Maybin body cam video from Scottsdale Police
Posted at 9:33 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 00:20:52-05

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — San Francisco Giants outfielder Cameron Maybin says the word “disappointed” comes to mind just days after his arrest.

The baseball player was caught swerving and speeding down Scottsdale Road early Friday morning, according to Scottsdale police. He was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

Body camera footage shows Maybin trying out several field sobriety tests, struggling to keep his balance and even walking backwards. He quickly tells officers he had five glasses of wine during dinner at Ocean 44 near Fashion Square.

“Do you think you’re above or below .08?” asked one officer. “I tried to sleep it off,” Maybin replied. The outfielder says he took an hour nap at a friend's house before getting behind the wheel. “An hour? Did you realize it takes an hour for it to peak?” replied the officer.

Maybin took to Twitter Wednesday to apologize.

He also spoke to a Major League Baseball reporter adding “It’s not the way I wanted to start off my Giants career, but I think people know my character. I don’t think this defines my character by any means. It’s an honest mistake.”

Maybin was absent during Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers, but according to the box score from Saturday's game, Maybin played just one day after his arrest.

Giants team managers don't think the arrest will affect his standing with the club, or his chances at making the opening roster.

“He’s still trying to make the team,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “That hasn’t changed. He regrets it. We don’t condone it. Hopefully, this is a lesson learned for everybody. We all have done some things we regret. This is the first time for him. You hate to see it happen, but it did happen. He took full ownership of what happened, and now we’re going to move forward.”