Major League Baseball can suspend players with pay when legal charges are pending in “exceptional cases” under a new domestic violence policy.
The 13-page deal was signed by the league and players’ association in August and followed a series of high-profile domestic violence cases involving NFL players. The policy allows the baseball commissioner to issue discipline for “just cause,” the same standard used under the sport’s collective bargaining agreement. Discipline is not dependent on a criminal conviction.
Is suspension with pay a strong enough action when it comes to violent actions by athletes who play on national TV? What do you think?