'This is bullsh*t': Footage emerges of former MLB player's arrest

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Johnny Damon, pictured here being arrested for driving under the influence.
Johnny Damon was arrested for driving under the influence. Image: Supplied

Johnny Damon told a police officer he was 'Blue Lives Matter' before claiming he was only being arrested because he was a Donald Trump supporter.

Police bodycam footage shows the former Major League Baseball star attempting to talk his way out of an arrest and his wife fighting with an officer the night he was charged with drink-driving in Florida.'

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The former New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox outfielder can be heard telling the officer he is a "good f***ing guy" and that "Blue Lives Matter."

His wife, Michelle Mangan-Damon, is repeatedly heard telling them to look at their license plate showing the Blue Lives Matter symbol.

Damon later tells the officer he's being targeted for supporting former President Donald Trump.

A two-time World Series champion with the Red Sox, Damon is charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

A Windermere police officer began following Damon's black Lincoln SUV around 1:30 am on February 19 and said in the report and video he was driving erratically, hit a curb and drove past a stop sign line.

Mangan-Damon was also arrested and charged with resisting an officer with violence and battery of a law enforcement officer.

Johnny Damon, pictured here in action for the Boston Red Sox in 2003.
Johnny Damon in action for the Boston Red Sox in 2003. (Photo by Cy Cyr/WireImage)

Johnny Damon tells officer he's 'Blue Lives Matter'

The video shows Mangan-Damon begin hand-fighting with the officer. Damon also gets involved and the body camera comes off the officer and falls to the ground.

Damon keeps telling the officer they were 200 yards from home and is heard telling Mangan-Damon to walk there.

The officer keeps telling her to get on the ground. A second officer took her into custody, per a police report.

"I am Blue Lives Matter," Damon is heard saying on the video.

“This is bulls***,” Mangan-Damon said. “Look at our license plate. We have Blue Lives Matter. Like, this is crazy. What’s going on right now?”

Johnny Damon, pictured here with wife Michelle in 2016.
Johnny Damon with wife Michelle in 2016. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

"Guys, we are all for cops," Damon is heard saying.

Damon tells the officer "we're good people" and mentions people are "targeting me because I'm a Trump supporter."

He is heard telling the police offer twice his wife is "crazy."

An officer asked him if he would be willing to do field sobriety tests.

"I would be because I'm a big boy," Damon said on the video.

According to the police report, Damon's blood alcohol level was measured between .294 and .300.

The resisting arrest charge was later dropped against Damon.

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