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Former Dodgers’ Outfielder Being Sued Over Drowning Incident at His House



When it rains, it pours. And right now, it is truly pouring in Carl Crawford’s life. The former Dodgers’ outfielder has faced plenty of trouble over the last few months, most recently landing in jail on assault charges. 

Crawford was also involved in the drowning of two people at his home in May, a 25-year-old woman and a 5-year-old boy. The boy was at Crawford’s home with a friend of his mother and her two children for an event, according to the police. The woman who died had jumped into the pool to try to save the 5-year-old.

And now, the mother of the boy who drowned is seeking damages for Crawford’s involvement in the drowning. Liban Hersi is seeking “compensation for the loss of the care, maintenance, support services, advice, counsel and reasonable contributions he would have received from his son Kasen Hersi had he lived,” according to Houston’s ABC 13. The mother is seeking $1 million from the former Dodgers’ player.

People were reportedly gathered at the house to shoot a music video that day. Crawford is being sued for failing to take “reasonable” steps to prevent the boy from having access to the pool. Crawford had reportedly attempted to revive the woman and the boy, but they were pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. 

Crawford played 15 seasons in MLB with the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. He last spent time in the big leagues with the Dodgers in 2016. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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