A Cincinnati Reds Pitcher has put his recent driving arrest in Grove City, Ohio behind him-proving he had a valid license and then pleading guilty to speeding. Aroldis Chapman, known as the "Cuban Missile" for the speed of his fast ball, sent a lawyer to enter his plea this afternoon.
Chapman was stopped in his Mercedes at 12:42 a.m. on May 21st in Grove City outside Columbus. The police report says Chapman had a suspended Kentucky license, so the car was impounded and Chapman was arrested.
Today, Chapman's lawyer presented paperwork proving that Chapman's license was valid at the time of his arrest-so that charge was dropped.
Then, Chapman's lawyer entered a guilty plea on his behalf on a charging of going 83 miles an hour in a 65 mile an hour zone. Chapman was actually clocked doing 93 mph but he was allowed to plead to a lower speed. He'll have to pay more than $200 in court costs and fines.