New York Yankees star Aroldis Chapman has been suspended 30 games for allegedly choking out his Instahottie boo, Cristina Barnea.
Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy is taking professional ballers to task for putting their hands on women according to ESPN reports:
Chapman will not appeal the suspension, the first handed out under a policy that MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly agreed to in August following several high-profile incidents among NFL players.“I want to be clear, I did not in any way harm my girlfriend that evening.However, I should have exercised better judgment with respect to certain actions, and for that I am sorry,” Chapman said in a statement. “The decision to accept a suspension, as opposed to appealing one, was made after careful consideration. I made this decision in an effort to minimize the distractions that an appeal would cause the Yankees, my new teammates and most importantly, my family. I have learned from this matter, and I look forward to being part of the Yankees’ quest for a 28th World Series title. Out of respect for my teammates and my family, I will have no further comment.”
The suspension will go into effect on Opening Day, when the Yankees play the Astros. Chapman will lose 30 days of pay — $1,856,557 of his $11,325,000 salary — and 30 days of major league service, which will still allow him to reach six years of service time after this season, enough to become eligible for free agency.He can participate in all spring training and preseason games.