Air Force apologizes to Derek Jeter for publicizing boating ticket
Derek Jeter apparently covers more ground in his boat than he did in the field.
Jeter was given a $280 ticket on Monday for boating too close to an Air Force base near his Tampa home. An active-duty member of the Air Force posted a picture on Facebook of Jeter in his boat along with a photo of the ticket and said it was “on behalf of the Boston Red Sox.”
The post was deleted, but not before being preserved on Terez Owens.
After seeing the post, the Air Force apologized to Jeter.
“This action is totally inconsistent with Air Force values and the responsible Airman will face the appropriate disciplinary action,” base spokesman Terry Montrose said. “We sincerely apologize to Mr. Jeter for any inconvenience.”
The Air Force didn’t say whether the airman who made the Facebook post is the same one who issued the ticket.