Star pitcher Trevor Bauer is out of the woods from his bizarre sexual assault lawsuit that forced him to miss the majority of last season.
It was announced on Tuesday that the criminal charges against the Dodgers pitcher were being dropped.
Trevor Bauer will NOT face any criminal charges for allegedly punching and choking a woman unconscious during sex, TMZ Sports has learned. https://t.co/9RMlUqvsaC
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 8, 2022
But while Trevor Bauer might not be in immediate legal trouble from the troubling allegations, that doesn’t necessarily mean that he’ll be eligible to play whenever the MLB lockout ends.
The league released a statement following the investigation news, maintaining that their independent investigation was still ongoing despite the legal battle being all but over.
“MLB statement on Bauer: ‘MLB’s investigation is ongoing and we will comment further at the appropriate time.’”
MLB statement on Bauer: "MLB's investigation is ongoing and we will comment further at the appropriate time."
— Britt Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) February 8, 2022
Trevor Bauer immediately denied the allegations that he assaulted a woman during “rough sex” last year.
“She chose to stay the night, both times, and left the following day without any incident or concern. And when she left, she certainly did not look anything like the photos that were later attached to her family court declaration and circulated by her lawyers to the media. While this is not the time, nor the place, to address every single lie or falsehood that this woman or her lawyers made to the court, I do want to be crystal clear about a few things: I never punched this woman in the face. I never punched her in the vagina. I never scratched her face. I never had anal sex with her, or sodomized her in any way. I never assaulted her in any way at any time. And while we did have consensual rough sex, the disturbing acts and conduct that she described simply did not occur.”
It’s still unclear if the Dodgers will welcome Trevor Bauer back if/when he becomes eligible.
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