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As Julio Urias Returns To The Dodgers, How Should Sports Teams Handle Allegations Of Domestic Violence Mid-Investigation?

May 21, 2019

Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 18, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 18, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ; Credit: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

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The Dodgers’ young star pitcher is expected to be reinstated today, after a seven-day administrative leave following his arrest on suspicion of domestic battery.

Witnesses say Urias shoved his girlfriend in the Beverly Center parking lot on May 13. The Los Angeles Times reports that authorities have seen the surveillance footage, but the league hasn’t been able to access video of the incident.

The decision was made by the commissioner’s office in coordination with the MLB players’ union. The commissioner’s office could have suspended Urias, postponed his discipline to a later date or asked for another seven-day leave.

Both the MLB and the LAPD investigations into Urias are ongoing.

Should Urias be allowed to play as the investigations continue? Call us at 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Dylan Hernandez, sports columnist and former Dodgers beat writer for the Los Angeles Times; he tweets @dylanohernandez

Steve Albrecht, HR consultant focusing on workplace violence; former domestic violence investigator with the San Diego Police Department; he tweets @DrSteveAlbrecht

This content is from Southern California Public Radio. View the original story at SCPR.org.

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