San Francisco Giants president and CEO Larry Baer has been suspended without pay through July 1 following Major League Baseball's investigation MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced the suspension in a news release Tuesday, explaining that after reviewing the results of the investigation, he found that Baer's conduct was "unacceptable ... and warrants discipline." Baer will be suspended for more than three months and "undergo an evaluation by an expert to determine an appropriate treatment and counseling plan," according to the league.
"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," Manfred said. "Based on my conversation with Mr. Baer, it is clear that he regrets what transpired and takes responsibility for his conduct."
argument with his wife that turned physical earlier this month. Video of the incident shows Baer attempting to grab something out of his wife's hand, causing her to flip over on a chair and fall on the ground. He said in a statement Tuesday that he accepts Manfred's decision.
"I made a serious mistake that I sincerely regret and I am truly sorry for my actions," Baer said in part. "My unacceptable behavior fell well short of what must be demanded of every person, particularly someone in my position and role in the community. I will now immediately begin the significant work ahead of me to listen and learn from my mistakes and to seek professional advice."
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