Sports Osuna's leave extended after assault charge

06:05  15 may  2018
06:05  15 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Richard Griffin: Roberto Osuna’s arrest for assault brings necessary repercussions

  Richard Griffin: Roberto Osuna’s arrest for assault brings necessary repercussions Richard Griffin: Roberto Osuna’s arrest for assault brings necessary repercussions“You’re dealing with human beings, regardless of the walk of life,” Jays manager John Gibbons said, choosing his words carefully. “Hopefully there’s nothing there. I love the kid not for what he’s done for us on the field, but because of who he is and my relationship with him over the years.

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has been placed on administrative leave by the MLB Commissioner' s Office after the All-Star was arrested and charged with assault .

Toronto Blue Jays nearer Roberto Osuna has been positioned on administrative leave by way of the MLB Commissioner’ s Office after the All-Star was once arrested and charged with assault .

a man wearing a hat © Provided by thecanadianpress.com TORONTO - Major League Baseball has extended Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna's administrative leave to May 21 in the aftermath of an assault charge.

The league announced the extension for Osuna's leave on Monday. The original seven-day leave was set to expire on Tuesday after news came out about the charge by Toronto Police on May 8.

The leave, which is not considered discipline by MLB, is a seven-day period that gives the league time to investigate. But the league does have the option to extend or shorten the leave.

Major League Baseball and the Players Association agreed on a domestic violence policy in 2015. It allows the league to discipline a player for an alleged domestic violence incident regardless of whether it results in a trial.

Osuna's first court date has been set for June 18.

Former teacher pleads not guilty in decades-old sexual assault case .
Police laid the charge in March against John Merrimen, 73, of Seabright, N.S. Police told CBC the charge related to an incident that occurred approximately 40 years ago, relating to a 13-year-old girl who was known to the accused. Police laid the charge in March against John Merrimen, 73, of Seabright, N.S.

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