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Marlins to wait for legal system before deciding on discipline

7/24/2007 - MLB Scott Olsen Florida Marlins + more

The Florida Marlins do not plan to immediately discipline left-hander Scott Olsen for his alleged scuffle with police and arrest on drunken driving charges, the Miami Herald reported.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Olsen would make his scheduled start Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks and remain in the rotation the rest of the season, according to the Herald.

Olsen has previously fought with Marlins teammates, and the team suspended him for two games earlier this month after he tangled with Sergio Mitre in the dugout during a game. But in this case, the Marlins have decided to let the legal process play out before taking any disciplinary action, the newspaper reported.

''The other thing [with Mitre] was on the field, it involved the team,'' Marlins general manager Larry Beinfest said.

Olsen was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday after refusing to pull
over and getting into a fight with police. He was booked on charges
of driving under the influence, resisting an officer with violence
and fleeing and eluding an officer.

Police say the 6-foot-5 Olsen kicked them when they tried to
arrest him at his house, and they used a stun gun to subdue him. He
had bruises on his forehead Sunday.

Olsen went 12-10 as a rookie last year, but he also scuffled
with teammates at least twice, coming away from one encounter with
a black eye. He also had a dugout confrontation with then-manager
Joe Girardi.

Last month, Olsen was fined an unspecified amount for making an
obscene gesture toward fans in Milwaukee.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.