Wander Franco searched for at homes by Dominican authorities amid disturbing allegations

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I do not think so...if the MLBPA thought for one minute that it was false they would have never agreed to the suspension. Or the length of the suspension.
Well lets see how it plays out .. I for one will be watching ...
Also did she have FAKE ID ? at that age its important .
we shall see.
 
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Well lets see how it plays out .. I for one will be watching ...
Also did she have FAKE ID ? at that age its important .
we shall see.
He probably knew how old she was...just figured it would never come to this. It is a shame though for him and what impact it has on his career.
 

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MLB players get suspended all the time. Mostly for PED use, performance enhancing drugs, like anabolic steroids. This is a cautionary suspension by MLB to satisfy the media and protect the product. He will be back next season.
 

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I do not think so...if the MLBPA thought for one minute that it was false they would have never agreed to the suspension. Or the length of the suspension.

I'm not so sure. These organisations are so keen to protect their reputations and keep their brand image pristine that any slight hint of misconduct is going to lead to a suspension, no matter how good the player is. The stakes are too high and the money too much not to do so.
 

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Wander Franco signed a 11 year / $182,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $182,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $16,545,455. In 2024, Franco will earn a base salary of $2,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $2,454,545.

Does anyone think the Rays intentions are to dump this guy unless they absolutely have to and pay him $182,000,000? Last time I checked the Baseball season was over and won't start until the end of March. Give it time...........And he is still getting paid as we speak...........
 
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Wander Franco signed a 11 year / $182,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $182,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $16,545,455. In 2024, Franco will earn a base salary of $2,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $2,454,545.

Does anyone think the Rays intentions are to dump this guy unless they absolutely have to and pay him $182,000,000? Last time I checked the Baseball season was over and won't start until the end of March. Give it time...........And he is still getting paid as we speak...........

His money is guaranteed to the extent he fulfills the contract and there is no breach of its terms.

Given that all MLB contracts contain so called “morality” clauses, a breach would allow Tampa to void his contract.

Lots of contracts to athletes and celebrities have been voided due to those “morality” clauses……Michael Vick, Ray Lewis, Tiger Woods, etc……the list is quite lengthy.

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His money is guaranteed to the extent he fulfills the contract and there is no breach of its terms.

Given that all MLB contracts contain so called “morality” clauses, a breach would allow Tampa to void his contract.

Lots of contracts to athletes and celebrities have been voided due to those “morality” clauses……Michael Vick, Ray Lewis, Tiger Woods, etc……the list is quite lengthy.

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A short list of players arrested in the NFL that continued PLAYING AND GETTING PAID. There are tons of similar arrests, convictions, etc.of sports stars that continued playing.......

NFL player arrests database: Records since 2000​

These are arrests, charges and citations of NFL players for crimes more serious than common traffic violations. Almost all of the players belonged to an NFL roster at the time of the incident. In rare cases, a free agent is included only if that player later signs with an NFL team. The data comes from media reports and public records. It cannot be considered fully complete because records of some player arrests might not have been found for various reasons, including lack of media coverage or accessible public records. Many resolutions to these cases also are pending or could not be immediately found. The database was conceived and created by sports reporter Brent Schrotenboer, who can be reached at bschrotenb@usatoday.com. Please contact him with any updates or inquiries.

 

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Quote: Lots of contracts to athletes and celebrities have been voided due to those “morality” clauses……Michael Vick, Ray Lewis, Tiger Woods, etc

As you can see Ray Lewis finished his career and is in the Hall of Fame. And as for Tiger Woods, he is still competing on the PGA Golf Tour. And the most famous golfer ever............

Ray Lewis: Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Ray Lewis UM Linebacker (1993-95) Inducted in 2018. Seventh Hurricane enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame…Named All BIG-EAST in 1994 and 1995
 
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A short list of players arrested in the NFL that continued PLAYING AND GETTING PAID. There are tons of similar arrests, convictions, etc.of sports stars that continued playing.......

NFL player arrests database: Records since 2000​

These are arrests, charges and citations of NFL players for crimes more serious than common traffic violations. Almost all of the players belonged to an NFL roster at the time of the incident. In rare cases, a free agent is included only if that player later signs with an NFL team. The data comes from media reports and public records. It cannot be considered fully complete because records of some player arrests might not have been found for various reasons, including lack of media coverage or accessible public records. Many resolutions to these cases also are pending or could not be immediately found. The database was conceived and created by sports reporter Brent Schrotenboer, who can be reached at bschrotenb@usatoday.com. Please contact him with any updates or inquiries.

.........And the NFL (National Felons League) is not MLB. They, MLB, tend to come down much harder.............ask Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, etc.

I believe the career of Wander Franco, if the allegations are true, is over............and so will be the Rays obligation to pay him. Time will tell. He certainly is not acting like someone who wants to clear his name.

One correction to my post above should have read Ray Lewis....not Ray Rice.


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.........And the NFL (National Felons League) is not MLB. They, MLB, tend to come down much harder.............ask Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, etc.

I believe the career of Wander Franco, if the allegations are true, is over............and so will be the Rays obligation to pay him. Time will tell. He certainly is not acting like someone who wants to clear his name.

One correction to my post above should have read Ray Lewis....not Ray Rice.


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Playacaribe2
Last sentence above...should not have read Ray Lewis, but rather Ray Rice.

His infamous casino elevator assault against his then fiancee helped bring about his downfall.

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I'm not so sure. These organisations are so keen to protect their reputations and keep their brand image pristine that any slight hint of misconduct is going to lead to a suspension, no matter how good the player is. The stakes are too high and the money too much not to do so.
The MLBPA which represents the players not the owners. By them agreeing with the suspension and length is an indication there is something credible in the accusations. Sure, the MLB wants to keep their image clean, but the Players Assocation (MLBPA) was in agreement. In previous incidents with other players, the MLBPA has stepped in and "negotiated" suspensions and lengths of suspensions. Maybe he will be back next year, but the fact remains there is something to these allegations, money grab or not. As a side note, IMO the MLB's image is not so "pristine". One just has to look back at previous incidents to know that there is something lacking in the way some players handle themselves. Starlin Castro was suspended under the Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse/Child Abuse policy while playing with the Washington Nationals for something that allegedly happened in the DR. He has never returned to the MLB.
 

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QUOTE: .........And the NFL (National Felons League) is not MLB. They, MLB, tend to come down much harder.............ask Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, etc.

It is obvious that you have no clue what you are talking about.. NONE of the above players in MLB had their contract terminated at any time. NONE. And Alex Rodriquez is the Main Baseball announcer for the Major Leaues right now...................But keep posting anyway. I rest my case........
 

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Sky, while these players went on to do other things, Rose, Bonds, Clemens, Rodriguez, Sosa....unfortunately will never have the honor of being in the HOF because of the accusations/incidents that damaged their reputations. Agree their contracts were not terminated but the MLB has definitely changed the way they deal with situations in recent times. The MLB is much quicker to suspend, punish, etc... than they were in the past. They take allegations much more seriously than in the past.
 
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QUOTE: .........And the NFL (National Felons League) is not MLB. They, MLB, tend to come down much harder.............ask Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, etc.

It is obvious that you have no clue what you are talking about.. NONE of the above players in MLB had their contract terminated at any time. NONE. And Alex Rodriquez is the Main Baseball announcer for the Major Leaues right now...................But keep posting anyway. I rest my case........
Do try to get some rest.

Nowhere did I say that any of them had their contract terminated......nowhere.

Luckily Alex Rodriguez was given an option through negotiation that either his contract was to be voided or he retire...........he chose retirement.

Pete Rose was given the option of a lifetime baseball ban in return for the MLB dropping its investigation into his alleged gambling. He chose the ban.

Given the way things are currently playing out for Wander Franco, at best, he will likely be suspended for at least this season.


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Sky, while these players went on to do other things, Rose, Bonds, Clemens, Rodriguez, Sosa....unfortunately will never have the honor of being in the HOF because of the accusations/incidents that damaged their reputations. Agree their contracts were not terminated but the MLB has definitely changed the way they deal with situations in recent times. The MLB is much quicker to suspend, punish, etc... than they were in the past. They take allegations much more seriously than in the past.
There is a backdoor into the HOF through the so-called Veterans Committee. Perhaps, at some point. one or all will be afforded entry.

And you are correct, MLB of all the professional sports is not only much quicker to suspend......but also serve up harsher penalties.


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There is a backdoor into the HOF through the so-called Veterans Committee. Perhaps, at some point. one or all will be afforded entry.

And you are correct, MLB of all the professional sports is not only much quicker to suspend......but also serve up harsher penalties.


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Interesting the "backdoor" option... I have heard of the Veterans Committee...so this option would not be "voted" in by the usual method rather this committee could vote them in?
 
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Interesting the "backdoor" option... I have heard of the Veterans Committee...so this option would not be "voted" in by the usual method rather this committee could vote them in?
Baseball writers vote for the hof balloting for the first ten years.

After that, the Veterans committee has an opportunity. They are composed of retired players, a few writers and baseball historians. It is the proverbial backdoor for many who may have received not quite enough votes to be admitted prior.

And concurring with other posters, Pete Rose deserves the hof..............but accepted a lifetime ban................perhaps he will be forgiven after he passes and the lifetime ban is no longer valid. His biggest mistake was not so much his gambling, but placing bets on his own team and how, where those bets were placed. Had he not done that, he might not have gotten that lifetime ban............and would probably be in the hof via the Veterans Committee.

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There once was a player from Nantucket
Who kept all his money in a bucket
Many teenage girls called him Wander
He scored and scored
And as far as his money,
Well, he squandered