David Ortiz feels bad for Jose Reyes, others in domestic abuse trouble


David Ortiz is retiring after the https://www.piratesedges.com/pittsburgh-pirates/bill-mazeroski-jersey 2016 season, and isn’t wasting his final spring training by staying out of the headlines.Aside from steroid allegations stemming from a failed drug test in 2003, Ortiz has a spotle s record as a profe sional athlete. He told USA Today he was never trying to be a role model, but what he said about those going through alleged domestic violence cases, including Jose Reyes, Yasiel Puig and Aroldis Chapman, was more shocking.MORE: MLB’s 2016 breakout star candidates| Is Tommy John a Hall of Famer?These are good https://www.piratesedges.com/pittsburgh-pirates/barry-bonds-jersey guys.I feel so bad for them,” Ortiz said. I know Jose well. Jose is not a trouble maker. He’s a good guy.”Reyes is due in court on April 4 on domestic violence charges for allegedly grabbing his wife by the throat and throwing her against a gla s door during a dispute while the couple wasin Hawaii.That’s not the Jose I know,” Ortiz said. He’s a good kid. But people are going crazy and want to judge him. We’re not perfect. We all make mistakes. That’s no excuse, but people are judging him without knowing everything.It was something that got out of control, but only he and https://www.piratesedges.com/pittsburgh-pirates/jung-ho-kang-jersey his wife know exactly what happened. People already are making a judgment on him. I just don’t think that’s fair.Give him a chance.”Commi sioner Rob Manfred is expected to make disciplinary rulings on at least twoof the three aforementioned cases this week. Major League Baseball put Reyes on administrative leave Tuesday pending resolution of his case.


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