Domestic Violence Newsbeat
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Inside a Whataburger Field stairwell, a Hooks player backhanded his girlfriend three times, according to an arrest affidavit.
Footage of the attack, captured on video surveillance, prompted Hooks officials to contact police the next day.
The affidavit into what led to the arrest of outfielder Danry Vasquez was released to the Caller-Times on Tuesday.
Police arrested Vasquez on a warrant Aug. 4 on suspicion of assault family violence, a misdemeanor. The Venezuelan national remains free on $10,000 bail.
Hooks President Ken Schrom said Major League Baseball placed Vasquez on administrative leave and the league is handling “all aspects from the investigation to the discipline that will take place.”
In a Tuesday statement, Astros officials said they are cooperating with police and expressed their support for the league’s domestic violence policy.
Friday, July 01, 2016
Here’s an excellent take on Jose Reyes and the domestic violence problem.
As hard as it is to acknowledge, if Reyes was not in professional baseball he would simply be somewhere else—likely somewhere where he is held less accountable for his actions, and somewhere that lacks the necessary resources and systems to ensure that his abuse doesn’t happen again. Rehabilitation and prevention are important things to keep in mind when faced with the knowledge that close to five million women in the US will experience physical violence by an intimate partner every year, and one in four will become victims of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes.
The painful reality is that there is no satisfying, tidy resolution to be had here, but there are ways forward via ongoing, open dialogue. There is also our very human responsibility to create a space where education, change, and the prevention of violence are finally possible in sports. And despite how much fans just want to turn away, have a good time, and win some games, there is a real onus on all of us to keep talking, and never forget what has been done.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
The shortstop has rightfully expressed his remorse and agreed to not appeal the suspension.
“I want to apologize for everything that has happened. I am sorry to the Rockies organization, my teammates, all the fans and most of all my family,” Reyes said in a statement released by his agents. “I am happy to put this all in the past and get back to doing what I love the most, playing baseball.
“My wife Katherine has remained by my side throughout everything and for that I will be forever grateful.”
Friday, May 13, 2016
An announcement on Jose Reyes’ suspension for a domestic-violence incident could come as soon as Friday, according to major-league sources.
The expectation is that Reyes will be suspended for at least 60 games, as previously reported by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
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