Breaking: Trevor Bauer Suspended For 324 Games

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has announced that Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has been suspended for 324 games — two full seasons. 

It's the most severe punishment ever handed out under baseball's domestic violence policy. 

The MLB's announcement said it had conducted an extensive investigation, and is suspending Bauer "for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy."

The 31-year-old Bauer has been on "administrative leave" since mid-2021, as he was the subject of sexual assault charges by a woman he had met online. 

Bauer was exonerated by Los Angeles prosecutors, who decided not to file criminal charges. Just three days ago, Bauer sued the woman in federal court. 

“She wanted to destroy Mr. Bauer’s reputation and baseball career, garner attention for herself, and extract millions of dollars from Mr. Bauer,” the lawsuit states.

Bauer has already announced that he is appealing the suspension.

 "In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the league’s domestic violence & sexual assault policy. I am appealing this action and expect to prevail," he wrote.

We'll be hearing much more of this in the coming days.

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