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What is Johnny Damon's net worth? Ex-Yankees and Red Sox outfielder arrested for DUI, wife booked for battery

Johnny Damon, the former Yankees and Red Sox outfielder, was arrested on Friday after driving under the influence of alcohol in Florida
Johnny Damon with wife Michelle were arrested by Windermere Police in Florida (Getty Images)
Johnny Damon with wife Michelle were arrested by Windermere Police in Florida (Getty Images)

Johnny Damon, the former Yankees, and Red Sox outfielder was arrested on Friday for driving under the influence. His blood-alcohol level was initially reported to have been above .20, which happens to be twice the legal limit in the state of Florida. The blood-alcohol level limit in Florida is .08. The former sportsperson was arrested by Windermere Police who also released his mugshot.

According to police reports, the native of Orlando, Florida was arrested for driving under the influence and resisting arrest without using violence. On the other, the latest media reports suggest that his wife too was arrested for battery. 


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Why were Johnny Damon and his wife Michelle arrested?

Damon's wife Michelle also happened to be in the car according to police reports quoted by TMZ, and she was said to be completely out of control. Cops were quoted as saying that Michelle was extremely combative and she was also not willing to cooperate. At one point during the arrest, she reportedly even pushed an officer back and this is reportedly said to have caused her arrest for battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.  

A mugshot of Johnny Damon. (Orange County Incarcerations)

The most recent media reports also confirm the blood-alcohol level in Damon to have been .30. He was pulled over at 1.23 am following officers observing Damon's car swerving all over the road. His speech was slurred and he was also unable to stand properly leading to more questioning by the officials and that was when he confessed to consuming alcohol earlier in the evening. 

He was quoted as saying "just a little bit" in addition to "motioning with his left hand and fingers in a small pinching motion." At the time of arrest, Michelle also informed the officers that she had a nanny at home taking care of their six children and so the arresting officer called the nanny to inform that Johnny and Michelle "were going to jail and would not be home for some time."

It was reported that Johnny had agreed to take the breathalyzer test, however, his wife Michelle had advised him against the same. He tested twice and the results were .30 and .294.

What is Johnny Damon's net worth?

Johnny Damon #18 of the Boston Red Sox hits a grand-slam home run in the second inning against the New York Yankees during game seven of the American League Championship Series on October 20, 2004 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Getty Images)

Johnny was not only a part of Major League Baseball but also took part in 'Below Deck' in 2020 when Michelle had even got into a feud with Shanna over Spanx. 'Below Deck Mediterranean' Season 5 also saw Michelle flash her thongs after this feud. The net worth of Johnny who played 18 seasons in the big league, spending most of his career with the Royals, Red Sox and Yankees is reportedly $60 million.