As September comes to a close, so does the regular baseball season. Several teams will be vying to make it to the post-season playoffs for the World Series, but the New York Yankees will be playing without one of their key pitchers. Domingo Germán will miss the rest of the 2019 season after domestic violence charges involving the mother of his children surfaced.
Germán, who is originally from the Dominican Republic, made his major league debut with the Yankees in 2017. Major League Baseball (MLB) placed him on administrative leave on September 19, 2019, after learning about an incident that was alleged to have happened on September 17. Germán had been one the Yankees' most reliable starting pitchers and had been expected to be a key part of their post-season games.
Even though there was no police report documenting the alleged incident involving Germán's partner, MLB and the players union agreed that the allegations were serious enough to warrant the administrative leave. The day Germán was placed on leave was the same day the Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels to secure their lead in the American League East.
The manager for the Yankees, Aaron Boone, said in a statement: "This is something that, baseball aside, this is a bigger issue, obviously," Boone said. "When you hear the words 'domestic violence,' it's one of those things that stops you in your tracks. I give Major League Baseball and the players' association credit for doing their part in, several years ago, trying to be ahead of this and putting disciplinary action in place, hopefully being part of the solution to what is a problem in our society."
Another Sport, Another Serious Allegation
Antonio Brown, a football receiver who had just been picked up by the New England Patriots, has announced he's done with the National Football League (NFL) and has enrolled in online classes at Centra Michigan University. The Patriots released Brown after several sexual assault allegations were lodged against him.
There have been no police reports documenting these incidents, and Brown—in a series of tweets on Twitter—has implied that there is a double standard in how he has been treated and characterized by the NFL. In one tweet Brown referred to the owner of the Patriots, Robert Kraft. Kraft has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute at a massage parlor last winter. “Different strokes, different folks,” Brown tweeted.
Domestic Violence Attorney Steve Karimi
Both of these men, Germán and Brown, face serious allegations that have now derailed their careers in sports. Even though there have been no police reports documenting what they are accused of doing, accusations alone have landed them in serious trouble. If you have been accused of domestic violence or sexual assault, you need someone on your side who will fight for your rights and preserve your good name. The Law Offices of Steve Karimi can help. Call them today at (206) 621-8777 or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.