Earlier on Monday, it was all but official that the Cincinnati Reds had traded pitcher Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, it now seems that the deal has been nullified after reports of Chapman being involved in a domestic dispute surfaced.
According to Yahoo Sports, Chapman was involved in a dispute with his girlfriend back in late October. He had allegedly fired gunshots, pushed, and ‘choked’ his girlfriend, according to police reports obtained by the site.
His lawyer has already come out and denied the reports of him attacking his girlfriend during the incident.
“I’ve reviewed the facts as portrayed,” Jay Reisinger told Yahoo Sports on Monday night. “On behalf of Mr. Chapman, we vehemently deny the allegations as stated. Beyond that, we have no further comment at this time.”
No arrests were made during the incident. Chapman did admit to firing out gunshots, seven into a concrete wall in his garage and one through a window into an open field.
The report states that she confronted Chapman after finding something in his cell phone that angered her. She said that he had pushed her against the wall and choked her.
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