Sports Ethical Dilemma: 105 MPH Fastball vs. Domestic Violence Allegations

– Forbes

Last week the Speaker of the NYC City Council, whose district includes parts of the Bronx near Yankee Stadium, said that she is considering boycotting Yankee games next season because the Yankees recently acquired, in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, Aroldis Chapman, who has been the subject of domestic violence allegations. The Dodgers reportedly passed on such a trade because of the allegations. There have been no charges filed against Mr. Chapman by authorities in Florida, where he lives, because of conflicting accounts of the incident, in which there were allegations of choking and the firing of eight gunshots. Major League Baseball, which implemented a domestic violence policy last summer, has not yet taken any action on this matter.

At the very least, based on the above, it seems that there is a lack of clarity on this matter.

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