Johnny Damon Released After DUI Arrest and Says Jail Sucks

by TMZ Staff | about 19 hours ago

Johnny Damon Released After DUI Arrest ... Jail Sucks!!!

Former MLB star Johnny Damon has a clear view of jail after his DUI arrest ... it sucks.

Damon was released Friday and told reporters on his way out of the police station, "Jail sucks, handcuffs are worse. Jail is horrible."

The former Red Sox player gave a rambling and confusing explanation of his arrest, intimating he was not drunk behind the wheel and, at the same time, apologizing for his conduct.

The 47-year-old was pulled over early Friday morning after cops allegedly saw his SUV swerving on the road in Windermere, Florida. Police say his speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. They also say he admitted to drinking earlier in the evening. His wife allegedly was combative with cops.

Damon was arrested for DUI and his wife, Michelle Mangan-Damon, was arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.

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