Dodgers: Carl Crawford sued over drowning at Texas home

Carl Crawford, Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Carl Crawford, Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford is in deep legal trouble.

Carl Crawford, who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers between 2013 and 2016, is being sued for more than $1 million for a double drowning that occurred in his Texas home on May 16.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ Sports, the mother of one of the drowning victims claims the former MLB star should be held liable for her son’s death. The boy, 5-years-old, was a guest at Crawford’s home when he fell into an outdoor pool, later drowning along with a young woman who tried to jump in to save him.

The mother of the boy is suing for wrongful death in claiming Crawford had no alarm system for the pool and believes the pool’s design was “unreasonably dangerous.”

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The lawsuit also claims Crawford didn’t have fencing around the pool and that he didn’t take proper precautions in protecting the young boy, as summarized by TMZ’s reading of the documents.

After the drownings, Crawford released a statement online saying he had a “heavy heart” and noting that the impacted families are the “first and last thing” he thinks of these days.

It has been a difficult time for the former Dodger player, as he was also arrested for domestic violence in Texas earlier this month. He is accused of chocking a woman and repeatedly slamming her head against the wall at gunpoint. He was released from prison on $10,000 bond.

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Crawford was a four-time MLB All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner. He played the majority of his career with the Tampa Bay Rays, before joining the Boston Red Sox, and later the Los Angeles Dodgers. He retired after the 2016 season. Following his baseball career, he has started an independent record label in Houston, where he currently resides.