Former Cardinal Scott Spiezio was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and hit-and-run, in a California courtroom today.
As reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch , Spiezio must also pay $390 in fines, attend an alcohol program, go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, perform 80 hours of community service, and pay an undisclosed amount to a victim-witness emergency fund.
Charges of battery, assault, driving under the influence while blood is more than 0.08 percent alcohol and assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm were dismissed.
The Cardinals released Spiezio on Feb. 27 after he was charged in the case. The Cardinals have agreed to pay Spiezio’s $2.4 million salary for this season plus a $100,000 buyout of next season’s option. He is now playing for the Atlanta Braves’ minor-league team in Richmond, Va.