San Francisco Giants CEO and president Larry Baer is taking a leave of absence, after video emerged last week of him knocking his wife Pam to the ground during a public altercation.
Major League Baseball has launched an investigation into the incident, which took place in San Francisco, and the Giants said Baer will step away from the club for the time being. The board of directors said they had accepted a “request to take personal time away from the Giants beginning today.”
Vidfeo of the incident showed Baer attempting to take a cell phone from Pam pulling her to the ground as she shouted: “Oh my God, no, help!” The couple later issued a joint statement saying that they were “deeply embarrassed” by the incident. The statement read, “regrettably today we had a heated argument in public over a family matter. We are deeply embarrassed by the situation and have resolved the issue.”
Baer, 61, joined the Giants as the team’s marketing director in 1980, eventually succeeding Bill Neukom as the team’s CEO in 2012.
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