Phillies Star Outfielder Odubel Herrera, 27, Is Banned for the Rest of the Season and Will Lose $2.6 Million of his Salary for ‘Assaulting his Girlfriend at a Casino’ – Even Though She Dropped Criminal Charges

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Herrera, pictured left, accepted the suspension under the league’s domestic violence policy after he was accused of assaulting Melany Martinez-Angulo. I acted in an unacceptable manner and am disappointed in myself’ he said. The Phillies called all domestic violence ‘abhorrent and unacceptable’. The unpaid suspension is retroactive to June 24 and covers 85 games and the outfielder will lose $2,634,409 of his $5 million salary after charges were dropped Wednesday. Police attended the Golden Nugget casino, inset, in May to investigate domestic assault reports. Herrera left court holding hands with his girlfriend Melany, right, after she told a judge no one pressured her to drop the case.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail