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    Quote Originally Posted by LetTheBallFly View Post
    Sano accused of sexual assault.......
    Seems to be not much to it from what I read, and that's assuming she's completely telling the truth and not exaggerating significantly.

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    Those Dominicans have a bad reputation for treating women like garbage. I have little doubt he's done some rotten stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    Seems to be not much to it from what I read, and that's assuming she's completely telling the truth and not exaggerating significantly.
    That's how I read it as well. Aggressive behavior may have been a more accurate term
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    Seems to be not much to it from what I read, and that's assuming she's completely telling the truth and not exaggerating significantly.
    Look what happened to Ezekiel Elliott in the NFL, you never know with these witch-hunts.

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    Twins' Miguel Sano Accused Of Sexual Assault By Photographer

    By CHRIS CHAVEZ December 28, 2017

    Photographer Betsy Bissen has accused Minnesota Twins star Miguel Sano of sexual harassment in a Twitter post with the #MeToo hashtag.

    Bissen has covered sporting events in the Minneapolis area and recounts an incident with Sano in 2015.

    Below is the text from her post in its entirety:

    "Let me start by saying, all I want from this, is to tell my story. You may believe me, you may not. I've been afraid to tell my story. Afraid that I wouldn't get the access to shoot baseball that I got before. Since Twins Daily has been stripped of most of their access, I now realize, I have nothing to lose by telling my story.

    Every day new stories come out. More women come forward about their sexual assaults and rapes. When will it end? For those of us who have been thru a similar situation, hearing each of those stories is another reminder of what we went thru. Here's my story.

    I've been a huge fan of baseball for the majority of my life, so naturally, I like doing sports photography and working autograph signings of Minnesota athletes. I've shot in the Twins camera well on many occasion, and this is where my story starts...it ends with working at an autograph signing.

    He noticed me in the camera well. I didn't pay much attention to what they were doing in the dugout, unless I was looking for a shot. I like candid shots. Shots of the guys doing funny things, pregame rituals, etc. This year was different. It started off with the first base coach hitting on me almost every game I was at. I could ignore this. The first base coach didn't bother me until he tried to ask for my phone number. A married man, around 20 years older than me. I didn't oblige. This is the day though that I think the athlete noticed me and remembered me.

    He was lined up to do an autograph signing at the store I volunteered at. He made a comment while we got our picture together that he had seen me during the games. During the signing, he kept trying to flirt with me (I didn't reciprocate). After the signing was over, he decided that he wanted to go to the Apple store before he left the mall. As him, his agent, and the guy I worked for walked away, he grabbed my wrist and made me go with them. (I didn't want to cause a scene, so I just went along). We spend around a half hour inside that store before it was time for him and his agent to leave. Their car was pulled around to a back hallway door. As we got outside, the athlete decided he needed to use the restroom. I asked my boss where it was and pointed to the door we just walked thru. Apparently I was too close, and the athlete took that as a signal that I wanted him to grab me and try to take me back thru that door.

    I pulled back as he held onto my wrist. It hurt, how badly he was grasping at my wrist, but he wouldn't let go. I wasn't going to give up my fight though. He then leaned down and tried to kiss me, more than once. Every time he did, I said no and kept pulling back. I was in a squatted position with my wrist throbbing. I screamed, no one came to help me. He finally gave up after a solid ten mins of fighting to pull me thru that door. No, he didn't rape me, but he sure did assault me. When I said no, it should have been the end of it. He should have respected that and stopped. Instead, he hurt me and kept going.

    The next day, my body was sore all over from having to fight off this athlete that thought he was entitled to take advantage of me against my will.

    It's not just the recaps of my fellow women who have been thru situations of their own that remind me of what happened, it's every baseball game, every write up about him that rehashes this. Every time I have to hear about how great people think Miguel Sano is, I'm reminded of how awful he actually is and how he hurt me."

    Bissen also said the Twins were not aware of the incident at the time.

    https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/12/28/mi...innesota-twins

    That doesn't good, man. What a dickhead, if true.

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    The few women who strike out on the lottery payday of getting knocked up by pro athletes and trying this back door extortion are ruining it for the rest of them. Pretty soon being a hot piece of ass won't get you anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreekFatAss View Post
    The few women who strike out on the lottery payday of getting knocked up by pro athletes and trying this back door extortion are ruining it for the rest of them. Pretty soon being a hot piece of ass won't get you anywhere.
    It may even be a negative, as it makes the athlete and organization/company look bad. This is not a good thing. I don't want to be looking at more male reporters, etc.

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    I don't really doubt those allegations. At the same time I'm not sure a suspension is going to hold up for grabbing someone on the wrist even if it did leave someone sore the next day.

    Nothing new for athletes and coaches to be hitting on women that's for sure. Shit happens everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post

    Betsy Bissen
    Google image search. Meh 5/10 would not bang.

    EDIT: Ok, would bang, but only if it was really convenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick_Pole View Post
    Google image search. Meh 5/10 would not bang.

    EDIT: Ok, would bang, but only if it was really convenient.
    Yeah I think 5/10 is a tad low but I agree with the sentiment.

    Holy fuck, if you're going to be this helpless and delicate, maybe being involved in a heavily male dominated sport/field isn't for you? Is this not common sense?

    I'm tired of seeing these stories where the woman never utters an objection and the men involved are supposed to read their minds. I really have a hard time believing that he squeezed her wrist so hard that it hurt the next day, lol, fuck off.

    No doubt super hero Rob Manfred will swoop in to save all the women, though. I bet Sano gets 20 games and no legal action against him whatsoever.

    Also, apparently, teams and affiliates need to stop hiring women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L54 View Post
    It's as dumb as not voting for Bonds.
    Tbh I expect so little from the bbwaa that I'm just happy that it looks like Edgar is getting in.
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    Can't wait to meet the new Matt Olson(s)!

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    Pretty cut and dry sexual assault if what she says is 100% true.

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    They would have video cameras inside the mall/stores so I would think they would be able to check the tape to see what happened. Although if its not a police investigation perhaps they can't do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burlingtonbandit View Post
    They would have video cameras inside the mall/stores so I would think they would be able to check the tape to see what happened. Although if its not a police investigation perhaps they can't do that.
    The incident is from 2015 so any recording would have been wiped by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobthe4th View Post
    The incident is from 2015 so any recording would have been wiped by now.
    Jeez I thought it was this last summer.

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    I wonder how many incidents there are of the athletes being improperly grabbed and kissed by women are when they're at events that no one ever tells about? I'd have to think it's probably pretty common.

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