It’s been a long time now since Yasiel Puig has been a part of the Dodgers organization. Truthfully, it’s been a while since he’s been part of any MLB organization. The Cuban outfielder has not played a game in the big leagues since September of 2019 with the Reds.
Puig was accused of assaulting a woman at a Lakers game back in 2018. He is currently undergoing a civil lawsuit in connection to that accusation. The alleged assault occurred while Puig was with the Dodgers, though the team has not commented on the case.
On Tuesday, the former Dodgers outfielder issued a lengthy statement about the allegations. Puig and his lawyer issued the statement and stated that the victim’s allegations were fabricated and that the encounter was consensual.
I am speaking out now to defend my name against false and malicious allegations by a woman who claims I assaulted her in 2018. Let me be clear and set the record straight once and for all: These allegations are totally false, the evidence proves they are false, and I look forward to all the truth and facts coming out.
The full statement can be found here, and it is quite long. Major League Baseball has also not issued any statements on the case or the accusations as of now. Puig last played with the Reds in 2019, though he did have a contract with the Braves in 2020. That was voided due to a positive coronavirus test during his intake phase.
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