New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German was just handed own an 81 game suspension after Major League Baseball had determined that he was guilty of domestic violence.
Even with speculative allegations and no police report filed, the 27-year-old was placed on administrative leave in September and has been slapped with an 81 game suspension, the stiffest penalty ever handed down to a professional baseball player accused of domestic violence.
“Domestic violence, in any form, is a gravely serious matter that affects every segment of our society,” the Yankees said in a statement. “Major League Baseball has taken the lead in our industry to make domestic violence awareness and prevention a priority, and we will continue to back those efforts.”
Outside of the allegations, 2019 was an awesome year for German on the field, striking out 153 batters in 143 innings.