Pam Baer and her husband, Giants CEO Larry Baer at Harris Restaurant. Dec. 5, 2018.
San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer will be out of the game at the start of this year’s baseball season.
Baer has been suspended without pay through July 1 after video surfaced of him in a physical altercation with his wife, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Tuesday.
In the video posted by TMZ on March 1, Baer tries to grab a cell phone from his wife, Pam, as she falls to the ground and screams, “Oh, my God! No!” The video ends with Baer walking away with the phone in hand.
The San Francisco district attorney’s office reviewed the case and declined to file criminal charges against Baer, but the Giants executive still opted to take a leave of absence.
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Manfred said Tuesday that based on a review of the investigation results he has concluded Baer’s conduct was “unacceptable under MLB policies and warrants discipline.”
“In determining the appropriate level of discipline, I find that Mr. Baer should be held to a higher standard because as a leader he is expected to be a role model for others in his organization and community,” he said. “Based on my conversation with Mr. Baer, it is clear that he regrets what transpired and takes responsibility for his conduct.”
Baer released a statement right after the Commissioner’s decision. “I respect and accept the Commissioner’s decision,” he said. “I made a mistake that I sincerely regret and I am truly sorry for my actions.”
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