Athletes and musicians typically share mutual admiration for each other.
That’s not the case between Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley and R&B group Jagged Edge.
They squared off, nearly coming to blows, at a Mardi Gras event in Mobile, Ala., Fairley’s hometown. The newly-minted $30-million man was serving as grand marshall during a celebration but refused to leave the stage when the quartet, most known for their 2000 engagement anthem Let’s Get Married began the set they were booked to peform.
Kang’s most recent DUI charge came Dec. 2 in Seoul. The former Korea Baseball Organization star allegedly left the scene of an accident after crashing into a guard rail. All three of Kang’s DUI arrests have come in his native country.
Kang’s participation in the treatment program is voluntary, but could serve as a mitigating factor by either the Pirates or MLB officials in considering any discipline for Kang.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told the Post-Gazette Kang is expected to report to spring training as scheduled later this month.
In his second season with the Pirates last year, Kang hit 21 home runs in 103 games, slashing 255/.354/.513.