Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Aroldis Chapman's girlfriend tied up, robbed in Pittsburgh

It has been a rough couple
of weeks for the Cuban Missile
One of the only places that hasn't been eventful for Aroldis Chapman this season has been the basepaths, where he's given up just seven hits in 26 innings pitched this season. The latest incident surrounding the Cuban fire-baller happened in Pittsburgh, where the Reds are currently playing a three-game series. A report from out of Pittsburgh says that Chapman's girlfriend was tied up in her hotel room and robbed around 10:00pm Tuesday night.

According to the investigators, a man claiming to be part of the maintenance staff with the hotel entered the room, then tied up Chapman's girlfriend with cloth napkins when she refused to give him anything from the room. After tying her up, he then took several items from the room including jewelry, clothing, a computer, credit cards, and identification cards. She was not harmed in the process, though she was taken to a local hospital afterwards. This was just another unfortunate event for Chapman over the past few weeks.

The news of this drama comes just a little over a week after Chapman was pulled over for speeding, and then subsequently arrested for driving on a suspended license in Grove City, OH. He's scheduled to appear in court for the violation on June 6th.

That's not all. Just a few days before his arrest, it was reported that Chapman was being sued for $18 million in federal court in Miami, allegedly pertaining to the detainment and torture of a Florida man in Cuba. Chapman is said to have been in cahoots with Cuban President Raul Castro, as a favor to earn his way quickly back on the Cuban National Baseball Team after Chapman tried to defect from Cuba.

A huge question is whether or not these distractions will start to affect Chapman mentally on the field as he looks to put together one of the greatest seasons ever by a relief pitcher?

Is this TMZ or the Cincinnati Reds?

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