Trevor Bauer is tired playing on defense trying to stop the Patrick Mahomes like offense raiding down on him as he now has to deal with two women accusing him of sexual assault.
On Saturday morning, The Washington Post uncovered that the Dodgers pitcher was the subject of a temporary protection order sought by an Ohio woman in June of 2020.
According to the report:
“An Ohio woman sought the order in June 2020 after repeated threats from the then-Cincinnati Reds pitcher, according to her lawyer and records separately obtained by The Post. Photographs independently obtained by The Post also show bruises on the woman’s face and blood in her eyes, which her attorney said was caused by Bauer punching and choking her during sex without consent. Those allegations are similar to ones made by a woman in Los Angeles this summer when she applied for a temporary restraining order.”
The authors elaborate:
“A police report obtained by The Post shows that in 2017, during an incident at Bauer’s apartment, the Ohio woman attempted to show officers photos of injuries to her eyes that she said were caused by Bauer, who played for Cleveland at the time. The police arrested her for underage drinking.” It’s unclear whether the police investigated her allegations. Additionally:
“The Post also obtained copies of messages Bauer allegedly sent the woman, which her lawyers said prompted her to seek an order of protection. ’I don’t feel like spending time in jail for killing someone,’ reads one. ’And that’s what would happen if I saw you again.’”
Bauer had seen enough, so he took to Twitter and dropped a statement.
When that wasn’t enough, he decided to take it one step further and release some text messages of the second woman.
The Post also obtained photos of injuries the Ohio woman sustained, which her lawyer Joseph Darwal says she says “were from Bauer striking her without her consent during sex in 2018.”
MLB placed Bauer on administrative leave in July 2021 and he is unlikely to pitch again in 2021.
In a statement to The Post, Bauer’s lawyer and agent, Jon Fetterolf, and agent Rachel Luba called the allegations of physical abuse against Bauer ’categorically false.’”