While he’s been applauded for his incredible play on the field, Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig is the subject of a lawsuit in Florida.
The man accusing Puig is Miguel Angel Corbacho Daudinot, who filed a $12 million lawsuit against Puig, claims that the outfielder made false accusations that resulted in a seven-year prison sentence.
According to ESPN.com, Puig is aware of the lawsuit and the allegations aren’t only against him:
“The suit claims that Corbacho Daudinot was subjected to “prolonged arbitrary detention and torture” after Puig and his mother testified against him in a 2010 human-trafficking trial that centered around Puig’s alleged plan to escape from Cuba.”
This isn’t the first time that Corbacho Daudinot has filed a suit against a Cuban player in the big leagues as he also sued Reds closer Aroldis Chapman.
The suit against Puig is similar to the one filed against Chapman, as Corbacho Daudinot believes both players lied in an effort to escape to the United States.
Puig’s agent Jaime Torres didn’t comment on the situation as it sounds like his lawyers will take care of the lawsuit. Since he’s been in the lineup, the Dodgers have shot up the standings and are only 1.5 games behind the Diamondbacks.