Danny Duffy just couldn’t help himself from having a Whopper, as the Kansas City Royals pitcher was busted for DUI in Kansas on Sunday … at a Burger King.
28-year-old Duffy was pulled over in Overland Park in his 2015 black Escalade around 7:35 PM and the officer suspected he was driving under the influence.
But we’re told in Kansas, drunk driving doesn’t mean you’re automatically locked up. An Overland Park city official tells us suspected DUI offenders can be cited and picked up by a friend … and that’s exactly what happened with Duffy.
The Royals played earlier that day — and lost — but Danny didn’t play, he was placed on the disabled list on Saturday for an elbow injury.
Duffy, who signed a 5-year, $65 million extension this past January, was part of the World Series team in 2015 and the teams best pitcher this season.
UPDATE: BK employees told KCTV5 that he ordered a combo meal and some burgers — but passed out behind the wheel before getting to the pick up window. Cops woke him up and he was cited for DUI before being released to a friend.