Basically said 3 things.
1. Should the team have to make a comment or deal any punishment because of his actions? Said he doesn't know the answer to that. Who you hire sends a strong message to your players as to who to lead them. Will this impact the players willingness to follow him as a leader and buy in.
2. How are the players going to perceive the manager with everything going on (current players)? Possibility players could buy into his leadership and he is actually good in the clubhouse. Also possible that they could completely turn him out before they even get to spring training.
3. Will it impact free agents coming to the White Sox? Says having a manager with a DUI may impact him but he would want to meet someone in person and get to know them personally. Style, managing principles, etc. Does he think other players will be turned off by this? Yes, mentioned Stroman. As an organization, if any FA is against it, it calls into the effectiveness of a manager moving forward. Don't want to eliminate FAs from the beginning. Also mentioned Tony being out of the league for extended period of time. He said league is going more towards personality, analytics, branding, media, etc. A very different type of league from when Tony last managed 10 years ago. Specifically mentioned Tim Anderson. Will Tony be ok with this? This is something potential FAs will ask about and wonder if Sox are ok/moving that way. It is something he would ask personally.