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Sunday, March 05, 2023

White Sox RP Mike Clevinger not disciplined after MLB investigation into domestic violence allegations

MLB announced Sunday that Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Mike Clevinger will not be suspended following an investigation into domestic violence and child abuse allegations made against him last year. Clevinger has in fact avoided all discipline, though MLB said he will voluntarily submit to evaluations by the MLB/MLBPA joint treatment boards and comply with any of their recommendations.

MLB announced it would be investigating Clevinger in late January after 24-year-old Olivia Finestead, the mother of his 1-year-old daughter, accused him of multiple incidents of physical, verbal, and emotional abuse, as well as an incident of child abuse.

Finestead shared her story with The Athletic back in January, detailing two different incidents in which Clevinger allegedly strangled her or slapped her, also accusing Clevinger of throwing used chewing tobacco on their child. Finestead also posted about these alleged incidents on Instagram, sometimes including photos. In one Instagram post, Finestead accused Clevinger of throwing an iPad at her while she was pregnant. Here’s what she wrote in an Instagram story from late January, in which she shared The Athletic’s story about her and Clevinger:

“You really deserve hell,” Finestead wrote, “I’ve kept quiet for almost a year and you continue to covertly abuse your infant, withhold ALL of her belongings, we have none of our stuff, still not even her birth certificate or her car seat attachment. He’s made sure to do everything he can to keep control.”


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 05, 2023 at 08:28 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Saturday, February 18, 2023

White Sox right-hander Mike Clevinger rips radio station, warns of litigation after interview with accuser

Finestead painted a sordid picture of Clevinger, accusing him of having ‘‘choked’’ her last June and taken her phone so she couldn’t call the police. She also described him as a drug abuser who drove a car while on acid with her and his two other children from another woman as passengers and as a serial cheater and abuser who is in need of ‘‘drug rehab and therapy.’’

Finestead also said she filed a police report against Clevinger after learning he intended to seek full custody of their child.

And she took issue with Clevinger’s comments in his news conference, during which he denied having done anything wrong and complained of being mischaracterized ‘‘like I am one of those people.’’

‘‘For him to sit there and be like, ‘Oh, poor me on my first day [in camp]?’ Like, your poor baby. Your poor other kids,’’ she said. ‘‘He’s just so full of himself and such a narcissist that he will deny, lie and project every day. That’s just who he is.’’

Clevinger fired back at The Score.

‘‘It’s the world we’re living in,’’ he said. ‘‘Everyone wants the clicks. It doesn’t matter what the real truth is. Everyone will stop and look at the car crash, but no one’s going to stop and smell the flowers. That’s how the world is. But that was really trashy of them. That was some lowlife material right there.’’

Clevinger warned of potential litigation against the station in response.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 18, 2023 at 12:13 AM | 22 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger under investigation for alleged domestic violence, child abuse, per report

Major League Baseball is investigating Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger following allegations of domestic violence and child abuse from the mother of his 10-month-old daughter, reports The Athletic. The woman, 24-year-old Olivia Finestead, publicly disclosed the allegations on Instagram on Tuesday.

Here are more details, via The Athletic:

According to Finestead, she has detailed to those investigators incidents of physical, verbal and emotional abuse, including an incident from last June in which Finestead said Clevinger choked her, and another about two weeks later when she said Clevinger slapped her in a hotel room when the team was playing the Dodgers and threw used chewing tobacco on their child. 

A source familiar with MLB’s investigation process confirmed there is an open investigation on Clevinger. The source added that the White Sox became aware of the allegations after he was signed.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 24, 2023 at 03:02 PM | 21 comment(s)
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