NOT a mug shot from the alleged incident
Via- Yahoo Sports
Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman allegedly fired eight gunshots in the garage of his Miami-area home following an October argument with his girlfriend in which she told police he “choked” her and pushed her against a wall, according to police reports obtained by Yahoo Sports.
No arrests were made after the incident, in which more than a dozen police officers were dispatched to Chapman’s home in Davie, Fla., around 11 p.m. on Oct. 30. Chapman’s girlfriend exited the house and hid in bushes following the argument that stemmed from something she found on Chapman’s cellphone, according to the police report.
“I’ve reviewed the facts as portrayed,” Jay Reisinger, Chapman’s attorney, 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.”
The Reds through a spokesman declined to comment when asked about the alleged incident.
The Reds have attempted to trade Chapman in recent weeks and were believed to have completed a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday until word of the incident held up the deal, sources told Yahoo Sports. Through a spokesman, Major League Baseball confirmed to Yahoo Sports that it would investigate the incident.
It’s always tough to blog about these kinds of stories because at this point everything being said is all hearsay and speculation, but a lot of times where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Obviously no one can condone this type of behavior and if it comes out that Chappy actually did choke his girl and empty half a clip in his garage, he deserves everything that’s headed his way, but I’m also a red blooded American and I believe in letting due process run it’s course. Another thing to consider is the timing of these allegations. Apparently this all happened back in October, but everything is leaking right before he’s supposed to get traded out of Cincinnati? Sounds a little fishy to me. I could see the incident being all hush hush if the offenses were minor like another 93 mph reckless op charge, but choking your girl and discharging firearms isn’t something that’s going to get swept under the rug. Obviously there will be a lot more about the situation coming out in the next couple days so stay tuned.