TMZ: Giants CEO steps away for time being
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to TMZ, San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer is taking leave of absence. He said he’s taking some “personal time” to reflect on Friday’s incident.
“Mr. Baer has acknowledged that his behavior was unacceptable,” the Giants Board of Directors said in a statement. “[He] apologized to the organization and is committed to taking steps to make sure that this never happens again.
He has also requested, and the board has accepted, his request to take personal time away from the Giants beginning today. The Board has asked the Giants executive team to manage the day-to-day operations of the Club during this period, reporting directly to the Board.”
TMZ broke the news on Friday that Baer had a physical altercation with his wife Pam. The incident happened in a public park in San Francisco, California.
The incident was captured on video. Baer and his wife Pam had an altercation over a phone.
Baer, in the video, comes over to his wife Pam, who was sitting down. She screams for help, as Baer is overtop of her, while she is sitting down.
The Giants executive then knocks his wife to the ground. He also told her to “stop.”
Both Baer and his wife have called this a “martial spat” that got out of hand, according to TMZ. She did not press charges against Baer over the incident.
She has already forgave her husband, TMZ is reporting.