Dodgers Star Suspended For Two Seasons Over Allegations
Major League Baseball has suspended Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for two seasons without pay for violating the league’s policy on domestic violence and sexual assault.
Bauer’s suspension follows allegations from a woman who claims that he physically and sexually assaulted her last year, which Bauer denies.
“In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy,” Bauer said. “I am appealing this action and expect to prevail. As we have throughout this process, my representatives and I respect the confidentiality of the proceedings.”
If the suspension holds, Bauer will lose roughly $60 million.
The Dodgers issued a statement following MLB’s decision, saying their organization “takes all allegations of this nature very seriously and does not condone or excuse any acts of domestic violence or sexual assault.”
“We’ve cooperated fully with MLB’s investigation since it began, and we fully support MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse Policy, and the Commissioner’s enforcement of the Policy. We understand that Trevor has the right to appeal the Commissioner’s decision. Therefore, we will not comment further until the process is complete.”