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BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE MAJOR LEAGUES : Mel Hall Mistakenly Detained

Associated Press

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency officials detained Mel Hall of the New York Yankees at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Friday because they thought he was a drug lord, the outfielder said.

Hall said the agents searched a carry-on bag and found his New York Yankees’ identification. He also said the agents told him they detained him because he “resembled a drug lord.”

DEA spokesman Stephen Morreale said the incident “took no more than 30 seconds” and was blown out of proportion.


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