Originally written on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 11/15/14

Thanksgiving night, word hit the Twittersphere that St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese slammed into a tree while attempting to avoid a deer.According to police, Freese was on his way to his parents for the holiday and walked away unhurt.Freese, 29, was south on Wildhorse Creek Road near Rieger Road in Wildwood when he crashed his 2011 black Range Rover into a tree to avoid a deer, said St. Louis County Police Officer Randy Vaughn. The crash occurred at 2:30 p.m.Freese did not hit the deer, Vaughn said. Freese was already out of his SUV when police arrived. Freese refused medical treatment, and his SUV was towed from the crash scene.Investigators say alcohol was not a factor in the crash and "no other investigations are underway."But back to the Twitters.  Even though it was ruled that alcohol was not a factor...people were super skeptical that the 2011 World Series hero had been drinking.You see, Freese has quite the history...this from his Wikipedia page.In December 2009, Freese was arrested for driving under the influence in Maryland Heights, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.  Freese blew a .232, which is nearly three times the state's legal limit of .08. It was the second such arrest for Freese, who was also arrested in November 2002 in Maryland Heights for driving while intoxicated.  The 2009 arrest was a violation of Freese's probation, due to a September 2007 arrest for resisting arrest (amongst other charges) in Lake Elsinore, California.So, naturally, you can see how/why people were skeptical when they heard Freese wrecked his rig, but if the cops aren't investigating dude...we shouldn't either.Oh, no word on the condition of the deer.  My sense is that he made it to his Thanksgiving dinner unscathed. (h/t @Mattylight777)

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