The former five-time All-Star was known for getting into trouble in the past. In maybe the most publicized case, he was charged with guaranteeing payment for a $200,000 cocaine shipment. He was, however, acquitted of drug conspiracy charges in June 2000.
“I feel like that was a long time ago,” Guerrero said. “I wasn’t charged; I walked free. I feel like I was set up for some reason. I don’t like to look back. I hit 15 home runs in June of 1985 and I don’t even like to talk about that. That’s in the past.”
Fontana addressed that question as well.
“The incident that you are referring to we looked into pretty heavily,” Fontana said. “Like Pedro said, it’s in the rear-view mirror. It was a long time ago. It was determined that someone tried to set him up.”
Fontana said that Guerrero’s life experience could help young players who could become distracted by incidents away from the field.
“A guy like Pedro can sit down and talk to (players) about baseball but can also talk to them about life,” Fontana said. “That’s important. Sometimes the talent is there, but the life experience isn’t. Pedro has a lot of life experience.”
Posted: May 09, 2013 at 04:41 AM | 23 comment(s)
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