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Rob Manfred is in a no-win position with MLB’s domestic-violence penalties | FOX Sports

Domestic violence incidences are often hard to prove or even sort out. Although people’s hearts are in the right place, trying to fit some cookie cutter system which doesn’t take into account the victim’s own wishes (or sometimes her veracity) is an endeavor fraught with peril. 

Chapman presumably will appeal because police did not charge him with a crime after he allegedly choked his girlfriend and fired eight gunshots in his garage. Well, the policy explicitly states that Commissioner Rob Manfred’s “authority to discipline is not dependent on whether the player is convicted or pleads guilty to a crime.” And again, this is a joint policy. While the union can appeal any penalty it deems excessive, it agreed to the terms.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 19, 2016 at 03:21 PM | 27 comment(s)
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