Typically, when it comes to professional athletes, people will do whatever it takes to hang out with them. These guys are living the life; who would not want to hang out with them?
Well, if Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman calls you up to say, ‘hey, let’s hang out,’ you really need to say no.
The Cuban Missile was recently nabbed in Ohio driving 93 miles per hour (he was probably just trying to see what it felt like to be his fastball). If that wasn’t enough, the man did so with a suspended license (tsk tsk).
Okay, so driving with the guy is a bad idea. I’m sure that he’ll be hiring a driver from now on anyway. So it should be safe to hang out with right? Umm…no.
While in Pittsburgh for a series with the Pirates his hotel room was robbed. It wasn’t just broken into though. No, the culprits tricked a young women staying with Aroldis into letting them into the room. The robbers tied her with some cloth napkins (either they’re really big napkins or she’s really, really petite).
The whole incident was discovered when some hotel guests heard her crying and called security.
So the man can’t drive and his dates are not smart enough to keep the door closed to strangers. That’s nothing! He’s not the only pro athlete that can’t drive and has bad taste in women!
True, but how many are being sued because they allegedly worked with Cuban State Security to arrest, imprison, and torture an innocent man? This is what court documents are saying:
“Chapman conspired with unidentified agents from the repressive State Security and with the Cuban government to violate the established law of nations, and provoke the arbitrary and prolonged detention and torture of the plaintiff…”
The rumor is that after his first defection failed that Chapman had to get back in the good graces of the government so that he could continue playing baseball. Apparently under the Alien Tort Claims Act suits like this can happen. Should he lose, not only will his reputation be shot, but it could cost Chapman $18 million.
So if the speeding and robbery aren’t enough to discourage you, the angry Cuban refugees thing should.
(This clip has dashboard footage from when he was nabbed speeding in Ohio.)