The Major League Baseball suspended Tuesday the President and CEO of San Francisco Giants, Larry Baer, until July 1, following the broadcast of a video earlier this month. a physical altercation between Baer and his wife.
In the video released on March 1, Baer appeared to take a phone and papers from his wife, sitting in an armchair and falling to the floor screaming. The altercation occurred in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of the city.
Baer took a leave of absence on March 4 and will be converted into an unpaid suspension until July 1 st. The Giants will be managed by their management team, which reports to interim CEO Rob Dean, according to the team.
MLB's Commissioner, Rob Manfred, said that he had met Baer and concluded that he "should be held to a higher standard because, as a leader, he should be a role model for others. members of his organization and community ".
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"I have made a serious mistake that I sincerely regret and I am really sorry for my actions," said Baer in a statement posted on the site Twitter account of the giants. "My unacceptable behavior was well below what is required of each person, particularly my position and my role in the community.
"I will now begin immediately the important work that remains before me: to listen, to learn from my mistakes and to seek the advice of a professional.I commit myself to do what it takes to gain the confidence and the respect of the many people affected by my actions. "
The Giants issued a statement about the suspension, calling it "appropriate disciplinary action" and stating that the team shared "the concerns and disappointments of the Commissioner, as they do not represent the values of the court". organization of the Giants ".
Baer issued a statement the day the video surfaced: "It does not reflect the kind of person I aspire to, but it has happened, and I will do everything in my power to make sure you never behave so inappropriately again. "
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