The Mobile (Ala.) County District Attorney's office yesterday dropped a disorderly conduct charge against Padres pitcher Jake Peavy after Peavy personally apologized to the airport police he allegedly defied Jan. 4.
Peavy appeared in a Mobile court yesterday on the charge, which stems from his arrest at the Mobile Regional Airport. Peavy, 25, allegedly failed to heed instructions from airport police to move the truck he parked in front of the terminal, where cars are not allowed to be left unattended.
He was unloading baggage at the time for a missionary trip to the Dominican Republic.
"The decision comes after both private and public apologies by Mr. Peavy to the officers and to the court," said Mobile District Attorney John Tyson Jr. "I personally believe his apology was sincere. I believe Mr. Peavy will never be in such a hurry in an airport again. I believe Mr. Peavy will be attentive to police officer requests in the future. I think that his conduct is forever changed, and he certainly understands the need for airport security these days."
According to Peavy's wife, Katie, the airport police officer said she would have to write him a ticket. Katie said Jake responded, "Write me a ticket" before saying, "Call a real cop." The latter apparently led to his arrest, a trip to jail and his later release on a $350 bond.
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