Dodgers: Trevor Bauer subject of more troubling allegations after bombshell report
By Jerry Trotta
The Los Angeles Dodgers were forced into making seismic changes to their starting pitching rotation before the trade deadline. Most of those moves came at the result of injuries.
In Trevor Bauer’s case, however, he’s been on administrative leave since July 2 while he’s investigated for sexual assault allegations and it’s doubtful he’ll pitch again in 2021.
It’s not a stretch to say Bauer’s professional career is on the line, and this disturbing trend with the 30-year-old has taken another dark turn.
On Saturday, The Washington Post broke the news that Bauer was the subject of a previous protection order from a different woman. Per the report, an Ohio woman pursued the order last June after Bauer, then a member of the Reds, repeatedly threatened her.
Full disclosure: the details are disturbing, so continue reading at your own discretion.
Dodgers RHP Trevor Bauer is facing more troubling allegations.
The Post obtained photos that show bruises on the woman’s face and blood in her eyes. Per the woman’s lawyer, the injuries were caused by Bauer “punching and choking her” during a sexual encounter that wasn’t consensual. The more you read, the more unsettling it gets.
"“A police report obtained by The Post shows that in 2017, during an incident at Bauer’s apartment, the Ohio woman attempted to show officers photos of injuries to her eyes that she said were caused by Bauer, who played for Cleveland at the time. The police arrested her for underage drinking. (The woman was an adult but not of legal drinking age; The Post is not specifying her age in order to not disclose identifying details.) There is no indication in the report of what, if anything, police did to investigate her allegations.”"
As for the threatening text messages Bauer allegedly sent the woman, which the Post obtained copies of, the Dodgers right-hander wrote, “I don’t feel like spending time in jail for killing someone. And that’s what would happen if I saw you again.”
As he’s done throughout the investigation process, Bauer took to social media with a statement that refutes the allegations, which he claims are a “false narrative.”
We’ll provide further updates on the matter as they’re made available.