Johnny Damon was one of the most well-known players in MLB during his heyday. The outfielder collected 2,769 hits over an 18-year career in the big leagues with teams like the Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, won two World Series titles and earned two All-Star Game selections.
Damon, who is now 47, calls Florida his home these days. Since retiring, he’s starred on Dancing With the Stars and has spoken at a Donald Trump rally.
“The Caveman” came under fire in March 2021 when he was arrested for a DUI alongside his wife, during which he claimed he was being targeted for being a Trump supporter.
MLB Star Johnny Damon DUI Arrest Video
Johnny Damon was arrested on suspicion of DUI on February 18 near Orlando, Florida, after Windermere police pulled him over for swerving and hitting a curb while driving a black SUV. Body camera footage was released on March 9.
In the video, Damon’s wife, Michelle Mangan-Damon, can be heard asking “what’s happening?” before yelling at a police officer “don’t f***ing touch me!” during a struggle to get both of them back in the car.
The bizarre video of the former MLB outfielder continued. Damon is handcuffed before saying “blue lives matter.” Later in the video, he claims that he’s “a good f***ing guy” and that “people are trying to target me because I’m a Trump supporter.”
According to the New York Post, Damon had a blood alcohol level between .294 and .300. TMZ claimed via a police report that it was .300, which is almost four times the Florida state legal limit of .08.
Police took Damon through a field sobriety test, during which he tells an officer “I’m good, bro.”
The Boston Globe reported that Damon was charged with driving under the influence and resisting an officer without violence. His wife was also arrested on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.
The Globe also reported the 47-year-old former Major League Baseball player and his wife pled not guilty to their respective charges.
Who is Johnny Damon’s Wife?
Johnny Damon’s wife is Michelle Mangan-Damon.
He was previously married to high school sweetheart Angela Vannice before splitting in 2002. He and Michelle got married in 2004 and reportedly have six children from wedlock.
During the DUI arrest, Michelle told police their kids were at the couple’s Windermere home with a nanny.
According to Republic World, Michelle made headlines back in 2010. When her husband was set to sign as a free agent with the Detroit Tigers on a two-year contract, she spoke out against moving to Detroit.
Michelle lists herself as a “mother, entrepreneur and philanthropist” on her Instagram profile. The two live in Orange County, Florida.
Since retiring from baseball, Johnny Damon has found his way into the public spotlight. He starred on Dancing With the Stars in 2018, the same year he fell off the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot after gaining just eight votes as a first-time candidate. In 2019, he and Michelle appeared on two seasons of Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean.
The two-time World Series champ reportedly has a court date set for May.