02.06.09 9 years ago 18 Comments

The Padres are parting ways with Matt Bush, their #1 pick in the 2004 draft, after an incident in which Bush allegedly assaulted some high school lacrosse players.  So wait, did he do something wrong or what?

A witness… said Bush was drunk, threw a golf club into the dirt, picked up and threw a freshman lacrosse player and hit another one. Bush also yelled “I’m Matt (expletive) Bush,” and “(expletive) East County,” before driving over a curb in his Mercedes when leaving the campus, according to the witness.

Did… did that really just happen?  There’s no way I just read that from a newspaper article.  That was lifted from the script of a high school movie, right?  I was under the impression that a 23-year-old pro athlete wouldn’t hang out with high school kids, and if he did, he wouldn’t fight them, and if he did, he wouldn’t talk about representing his county as he did it, and if he did, he wouldn’t— well, by that point I kinda expect him to drive the Mercedes over the curb, actually.

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