Wander Franco (Tampa Bay Race), who is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor, reportedly refused to comply with the summons of the Dominican Republic’s law enforcement authorities.월카지노
ESPN reported on the 29th (Korea Standard Time) that Franco did not appear at the prosecution office specializing in children and youths at the designated time to attend Santo Domingo.
According to ESPN, Dominican authorities said they would continue their investigation, but declined to comment on the next steps.
“There are some options in the investigation process, but now is not the right time to talk about it,” authorities were quoted as saying when asked about the next phase of the case.
Meanwhile, Franco fired his legal team, according to the Associated Press.
At least two people have filed legal cases against Franco. According to ESPN, Franco is under investigation for having a relationship with a third minor, but the third girl has not formally filed a complaint with the authorities.
Franco was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball in August, and the MLB Secretariat is also investigating the allegations.
When Franco was placed on administrative leave, Tampa Bay said it supported the league’s decision and would help with the investigation in any way possible.
At the time, Tampa Bay said, “We are committed to maintaining a high level of integrity both on and off the field. We thank our fans and followers for their understanding and patience during this process. We will not comment further on this matter until MLB completes the process.”
In November 2021, Franco and Tampa Bay agreed to extend their 11-year, $182 million contract.
Franco was one of the MLB’s most productive players at the time of disciplinary action, batting .281/0.344/0.475, 17 homers, 58 RBIs and 30 steals.
The Mania Times