A Venezuelan baseball player was arrested, ordered into counseling and has been cut from two professional teams in the U.S. after a video surfaced allegedly showing him physically attacking the woman he was dating at the time.
According to the New York Post, the video, which was recorded in 2016, has recently been released publicly and police say it shows Danry Vasquez repeatedly smack and hit the woman in the stairway of a stadium.
The video shows a man police identified as the then-24-year-old outfielder for the Corpus Christi Hooks drag the victim down the stairs before striking her again with his hand.
He was arrested that year and has since seen contracts with the Hooks and the Lancaster Barnstormers dissolve.
The Barnstormers, an Atlantic League of Professional Baseball franchise in Pennsylvania competing in the Freedom Division, signed him shortly after the incident in the stairwell. Manager Ross Peeples said it was immediately obvious after the charges came to light that the team needed to cut ties with him.
“There was no choice but to sever the relationship,” he said. “Neither I, nor the Barnstormers’ organization as a whole, can condone or associate with that behavior.”
According to TMZ Sports, a prosecutor in Texas confirmed the alleged victim did not cooperate with authorities and requested police drop their case against the suspect.
Instead of facing charges, he was required to complete a series of anger-management classes.
Following his completion of thattherapy earlier this month, the case against Vasquez was reportedly dropped.
[Featured image: Danry Vasquez/TMZ Sports video screenshot]