Articles matching tag: Domestic Violence
- Column: Commish Manfred Makes A StatementMarch 10, 2016
The Times They Are a Changin’ Robert Zimmerman, a/k/a Bob Dylan When MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred suspended Yankees’ reliever Aroldis Chapman he made a statement that resonated throughout the sports world. Chapman was suspended without pay for 30 games for violating Major League Baseball's new Joint Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse which had been negotiated with and agreed to by the players’ union. The suspension was unprecedented and it may be just the beginning of a crackdown on player misbehavior, or rather, to call it what it really is, criminal activity against another human being. Any time someone – anyone, not just an athlete – physically abuses another person it’s a crime.