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