Sox GM Williams cited for jaywalking

Updated: August 13, 2009, 4:39 PM ET
Associated Press

Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams has been given a ticket for jaywalking by the Seattle Police Department.

Williams was cited Monday outside Safeco Field for illegally crossing a street away from a crosswalk. The GM was on his cell phone after exiting a cab and was on his way into the stadium hours before his team's game against the Mariners when a traffic-control officer nabbed him and wrote a $56 ticket.

Williams had just completed a waiver claim that brought All-Star outfielder Alex Rios -- and $61.6 million of his contract -- to Chicago.

Williams tried to tell the officer people in Chicago cross streets anywhere. He said the officer told him, not in Seattle.


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