Early yesterday, a report emerged indicating that the Reds were trading their star pitcher Aroldis Chapman to the Dodgers in exchange for two prospects. But it appears as though that trade is now in jeopardy as a result of a domestic violence incident that Chapman was allegedly involved in back in October.
According to a report released by Yahoo! Sports late last night, Chapman allegedly fired a gun eight times inside of his home in Davie, Fla. on October 30 during an argument with his girlfriend over something that she found on his cell phone. He also allegedly pushed her up against a wall and choked her. Despite these allegations, which are listed in a police report obtained by Yahoo! Sports, Chapman was not arrested after police were called to the scene. And Chapman’s lawyer Jay Resigner denied the allegations made against his client during an interview with Yahoo! Sports on Monday night.
“I’ve reviewed the facts as portrayed,” Resigner said. “On behalf of Mr. Chapman, we vehemently deny the allegations as stated. Beyond that, we have no further comment at this time.”
The Reds declined to comment when reached by Yahoo! Sports, but the belief is that the trade they worked out with the Dodgers probably won’t go through now that this story has become public. Chapman is the third high-profile MLB player to be involved in an alleged domestic violence incident this offseason, joining Jose Reyes and Yasiel Puig. Stay tuned for additional details.
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[via Yahoo! Sports]