April 29, 2022

Trevor Bauer Suspended For 324 Games (Two Full Seasons) For Admitted Sexual Assault
(Updated: Another Woman Comes Forward To Accuse Bauer Of Violent Sexual Assault)

Major League Baseball has suspended Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for 324 games (two full seasons) under its domestic violence policy. The suspension (scheduled to begin tonight) is in addition to the games Bauer missed while on administrative leave: 81 last season and 18 this season.

[Update: The Washington Post reports a new woman has come forward to accuse Bauer of violently assaulting her without her consent. She says Bauer choked her unconscious without her consent in 2013, slapped her without her consent, and anally penetrated her while she was unconscious. She shared with the Washington Post screenshots of text messages documenting her relationship with Bauer.]

Bauer stated he would appeal the suspension. It is unclear on what grounds his appeal would rest, since during his hearing on sexual assault charges, Bauer did not deny sworn evidence that he choked a woman to unconsciousness before punching and sodomizing her. Bauer's lawyers did not deny this evidence, either.

MLB/MLBPA's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy states:

Sexual assault refers to a range of behaviors, including a completed nonconsensual sex act, an attempted nonconsensual sex act, and/or nonconsensual sexual contact. Lack of consent is inferred when a person uses force, harassment, threat of force, threat of adverse personnel or disciplinary action, or other coercion, or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated, unconscious or legally incapable of consent. (my emphasis)

Bauer's groundless, time-wasting appeal should be quickly dismissed.

His 324-game suspension will last until the Dodgers' 19th game of the 2024 season, which is beyond the term of Bauer's current contract with the team. Bauer will lose a total of roughly $60 million in salary while suspended.

Previous posts about Bauer:

Pasadena Police Investigating Sexual Assaults By Dodgers Pitcher Trevor Bauer (Victim Was Punched Repeatedly In the Genitals And Suffered A Skull Fracture & Significant Facial Trauma)
July 2, 2021

Bauer Accused Of Punching And Choking A Second Woman (Who Also Asked For A Protection Order)
August 16, 2021

After Bauer Argues Any Woman Who Agrees To Have Sex With Him Assumes The Risk Of Being Assaulted While Unconscious, MLB Must Make A Decision Re Suspension
August 20, 2021

Trevor Bauer Will Not Face Criminal Charges For Sexual Assault (Despite His Lawyers Admitting He Committed Sexual Assault)
February 9, 2022

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