Trevor Bauer suspended for two seasons by MLB
MLB announced a 324-game suspension on Friday which is the equivalent of two full seasons.
He has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women.
He recently joined the Dodgers on a three-year, $102 million contract in February 2021. But now, due to suspension, he is going to lose around $60 million.
Bauer is the 16th player suspended since August 2015 by the MLB under the domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy.
"In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the league's domestic violence and sexual assault policy."
Bauer and his attorneys have denied the accusations.
"I never punched this woman in the face. I never punched her in the vagina. I never scratched her face. I never had anal sex with her, or sodomized her in any way."
" I never assaulted her in any way, at any time, and while we did have consensual rough sex, the disturbing acts and conduct that she described simply did not occur."
Bauer released a statement that he was appealing the suspension. He will be the first player to contest punishment through MLB's domestic violence policy.
Bauer's attorneys have filed a defamation lawsuit against the woman in the U.S. District Court.