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Sports Osuna's leave extended after assault charge

06:05  15 may  2018
06:05  15 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Richard Griffin: Roberto Osuna’s arrest for assault brings necessary repercussions

  Richard Griffin: Roberto Osuna’s arrest for assault brings necessary repercussions Richard Griffin: Roberto Osuna’s arrest for assault brings necessary repercussions“You’re dealing with human beings, regardless of the walk of life,” Jays manager John Gibbons said, choosing his words carefully. “Hopefully there’s nothing there. I love the kid not for what he’s done for us on the field, but because of who he is and my relationship with him over the years.

Leave extended for Jays' Osuna after charge . Osuna was arrested last week for assault on a woman, according to Toronto police. Police would not release further details of the alleged incident in order to protect the identity of the woman.

TORONTO – Major League Baseball has extended Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna ’ s administrative leave to May 21 in the aftermath of an assault charge . READ MORE: Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna placed on leave after being charged with assault .

a man wearing a hat © Provided by thecanadianpress.com TORONTO - Major League Baseball has extended Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna's administrative leave to May 21 in the aftermath of an assault charge.

The league announced the extension for Osuna's leave on Monday. The original seven-day leave was set to expire on Tuesday after news came out about the charge by Toronto Police on May 8.

The leave, which is not considered discipline by MLB, is a seven-day period that gives the league time to investigate. But the league does have the option to extend or shorten the leave.

Major League Baseball and the Players Association agreed on a domestic violence policy in 2015. It allows the league to discipline a player for an alleged domestic violence incident regardless of whether it results in a trial.

Osuna's first court date has been set for June 18.

Blue Jays All-Star Roberto Osuna could face significant suspension .
Toronto Blue Jays All-Star closer Roberto Osuna remains on paid administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with assaulting a woman in Canada earlier this month. While a ton of details have not come out regarding the situation in question, this one report from Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports suggests that Osuna could be facing a “significant suspension” from MLB.“MLB has taken such incidents with the utmost seriousness, and has suspended players even in cases where there was no physical contact alleged,” Heyman noted.

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