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Friday, August 21, 2015

MLB announces a domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy

The treatment and intervention part will include the creation of a Joint Policy Board which will be responsible for evaluating a player and supervising the treatment of a player if treatment is deemed appropriate. If the player does not adhere to a treatment program, he will be subject to discipline.

Discipline will not carry a minimum or maximum penalty, but rather the Commissioner can issue the discipline “he believes is appropriate in light of the severity of the conduct.” Discipline will not be contingent on whether the player pleads guilty or is found guilty of a crime. A player can appeal discipline to an arbitration panel. A team cannot discipline a player unless the Commissioner delegates that power to the team.

One small but potentially important part of this is that past discipline, or the lack thereof, for domestic violence cannot be used as a basis of appeal. Likely because there has been no past discipline in any real sense. As such, if Rob Manfred were to hand down a 100 game suspension or something for a first offense under this policy, the basis of the appeal can’t be “well, Milton Bradley didn’t get 100 games.” That should allow Manfred to set a strict discipline regime from the get-go now without worrying about being overturned.

Consolidating discipline with one authority who has full discretion works in the NFL, right?

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 21, 2015 at 04:51 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: child abuse, domestic abuse, rob manfred, sexual assault

Friday, August 07, 2015

Ex-Tiger Evan Reed gets year of probation for assault charge

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed was formally sentenced Friday after pleading no contest last month to a misdemeanor aggravated assault charge.

Reed had two third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges dropped July 17 as part of the plea deal before Wayne County Circuit Court Shannon Walker. Reed was given one year of probation Friday by Walker.

Walker also ordered Reed to perform 120 hours of community service and must pay $4,480 for his victim’s medical fees among various other fees. Reed, who also must have no contact with the complainant, has 42 days to appeal the sentence.

The criminal sexual conduct charges carried a 15-year maximum penalty.

Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Suzette Samuels spoke briefly on Reed’s actions, saying: “I believe this was a case of unbridled arrogance.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 07, 2015 at 10:26 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: evan reed, police blotter, sexual assault, tigers

 

 

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