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Friday, June 05, 2020

Ex-Dodgers star Carl Crawford arrested on assault charge

Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford has been arrested after he was accused of assaulting his former girlfriend during an argument over a man she had begun dating.

An arrest affidavit filed Wednesday by Houston police states that Crawford went to the home of Gabriele Washington on May 8, produced a handgun from which he unloaded the ammunition in her presence, then demanded information on her dating relationship.

Washington told investigators Crawford pushed her to the floor, slammed her head against a wall and choked her. Crawford is free on $50,000 bond.

When her 1-year-old daughter walked up, she distracted Crawford, who is the girl’s father, and Washington ran to call police, the affidavit said. Crawford then fled but followed up with threatening cellphone texts to Washington, according to the affidavit.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 05, 2020 at 09:10 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: carl crawford, domestic violence

Friday, January 17, 2020

MLB, union: $3M to domestic violence, mental health programs

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players’ union announced a $3 million grant program Thursday to support organizations that advocate for positive mental health, relationship skills and survivors of domestic violence.

U.S.-based nonprofit and global non-governmental organizations can apply over the next two years for grants up to $50,000. MLB team charities and big league players can apply for up to $25,000 in a gift-matching component of the program.

Something is decidedly off when this is what’s passing for positive news.

 

QLE Posted: January 17, 2020 at 12:39 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: domestic violence, mental health, mlb, mlbpa

 

 

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