There is a new twist in the burglary of the spring training home shared by Evan Longoria, David Price, and Reid Brignac. While we already knew that Longoria had an AK-47 stolen during the break-in, there is a new report that among the items stolen was a “Rubbermaid style container” containing marijuana (via TBO.com).
According to the police report, in addition to watches, computers and Longoria’s AK-47 gun, the suspects also took a “Rubbermaid style container” containing marijuana…When asked about that before Friday’s game with the Yankees, Longoria said, “We’ve decided, obviously the three of us as a group and the organization as a whole, to just let the police do their job and us to keep that to ourselves. … We’re just not going to make a comment.”
According to Marc Topkin’s report on TampaBay.com, these claims were not made by the players but are based on statements “from the suspects and others questioned in the investigation.” That sounds suspiciously like the suspects bragged to their friends about what they took.
Topkin adds that Major League Baseball is investigating, but that the toughest penalty may be “placement in a treatment program and additional testing” if it is deemed a first-time offense.
Oh, and if these guys weren’t idiotic enough to keep an AK-47 and a bunch of weed in a house with opened windows. The suspects apparently let it be known why they picked this particular house.
According to the police report, the suspects were attracted to the house because of Price’s Bentley, which was parked in the driveway and indicated to them there were expensive items in the home.
C’mon guys. You took a Bentley to Spring Training? And left it in the driveway while you were at the game? Brilliant.
Not to mention, now all the people that will look at maybe the three most disappointing pieces to the 2011 season, will put two and two together and get the square-root of potheads. Awesome.