CLEVELAND—Indians closer Chris Perez was found guilty of misdemeanor drug abuse in Rocky River Municipal Court on Tuesday.
Perez, who pleaded no contest after withdrawing his not guilty plea, was convicted and issued a $250 fine, according to The Associated Press. The right-hander was placed on probation for one year and was ordered to speak to students about drugs.
"You're highly regarded; kids look up to you," said Judge Brian Hagan, according to the AP. "But you made a big mistake. I hope that through your efforts you can deter someone else from making that same mistake."