|It has been a rough couple|
of weeks for the Cuban Missile
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?