Cubs’ Castro Accused Of Sexual Assault

Cubs’ Castro Accused Of Sexual Assault
Sports
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Chicago police say they are investigating an accusation that Chicago Cubs All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro sexually assaulted a woman last fall, but no charges have been filed at this time and Castro’s representatives deny the allegation.

WBBM Newsradio in Chicago reports that the unidentified woman, who is in her 20s, was at a River North nightclub Sept. 29 when she met Castro. After 3 a.m. CT, she went with a friend to his apartment, where she alleges that the assault took place.

The woman went to a hospital the next evening and police became involved, while Castro left for his offseason in the Dominican Republic, according to the report.

The police are now hoping to talk to Castro, a source told ESPNChicago.com. Castro has been scheduled to return to Chicago next week for the Cubs Convention.

Jay K. Reisinger and Michael P. Gillespie, attorneys for Castro, issued a strongly worded statement.

“We are aware of certain allegations that have been made against our client, Starlin Castro,” the statement says. “We have thoroughly investigated this matter, and we are confident that these allegations are baseless. Given the sensitive nature of this matter, we cannot comment any further.”

The Cubs issued a statement, as well.

“We are aware that a police report was filed regarding an incident involving Starlin, but we have received limited information,” the statement said. “While this is something we take very seriously, there is not enough information to make any further comment or take action at this time. We are hopeful when the facts are brought to light, Starlin will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”

Castro has been tabbed as the new face of the Cubs franchise under Theo Epstein, the club’s new president of baseball operations.

In his second year in the big leagues, Castro made his first All-Star team last season, batting .307 with 10 home runs, 66 RBIs and a league-leading 207 hits.

ESPN

Photo Credit:Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Preston Waters

Preston Waters is a thinker. He's not your traditional philosophical persona, however, as he leaves no topic untouched. Covering all the bases, from business to women, Preston Waters is the ultimate man's man for Gen-Y.

More In Sports

Also On Elite

Humor

Dad Makes Hilarious Video To Teach His Kids How To Replace Toilet Paper

A lot of teenagers are convinced that they know everything, but in many cases, their infinite wisdom doesn’t include knowing how to complete basic household chores. Will Reid did what he could to fill the gaps in his children’s knowledge — specifically, replacing a roll of toilet paper — but his attempts were largely unsuccessful. […]

Humor

Drunk Chick On The Beach Redefines ‘White Girl Wasted’ (Video)

This girl, who I now deem my spirit animal, has given law-breaking drunk girls everywhere hope. The hope of evading the police, hope of sticking it to the man, and most of all, hope for myself as I plan my next beach vacation. This girl isn’t drunk; she’s plastered. She resembles how I imagine myself […]