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Torii Hunter won’t rejoin Angels until son’s matter is settled

May 17, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

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Torii Hunter, who was placed on the restricted list after learning that his 17-year-old son had been arrested on sexual assault charges, doesn’t plan to rejoin the Angels until things are settled with the case.

That’s according to his son’s attorney, Todd Shapiro, who told Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times that Hunter will remain home until “this matter is resolved or under control.”

Shapiro is optimistic about a quick resolution to the case. He said that the girl allegedly assaulted has recanted her accusation in a phone call that was unknowingly taped by a Hunter family friend. Being that the charges and the call happened in Texas, the call could be recorded without her permission.

17-year-old Darius McClinton-Hunter is currently free on bond following his arrest Monday. Shapiro has maintained that his client is innocent of the accusations.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 17, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Recanted you say! I wonder if Yankee fan Randy still wants the kids to burn in hell.

    • azvikefan - May 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM

      I wonder how much that recant? cost Torii. A new Mustang maybe? 16 yo girls love them.

      • proudlycanadian - May 18, 2012 at 12:15 PM

        Cynic! You are probably wrong, especially if the taping of the call happened in the manner described.

  2. SmackSaw - May 17, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Well, it gives Trumbo something to do.

  3. randygnyc - May 17, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Hey Canadian- I prefaced my comment with an “if this story proves true”. Perhaps you should go get “hooked on phonics”. Obviously you have reading comprehension issues?

    • dsmaxsucks - May 18, 2012 at 11:30 AM

      Obviously you have reading comprehension issues? This is not a question, it is a statement. That is the problem with hooked on phonics, it doesn’t teach people basic grammar. You should mention it to your mother during the next recess at the home school, American?

  4. dumptrucked - May 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    This make me like Torii with two ‘I”s even more… He appears to have his priorities straight… Family then baseball…

    • mybrunoblog - May 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM

      That’s a nice thought family before baseball but think about this. We all follow baseball as fans or play softball or maybe even fast pitch. It’s great. Our pastime, hobby, sport whatever. Tori Hunter plays baseball for a living. Hunter gets paid millions of $ to play? This is no hobby for him. I’m not judging his decision to leave the team either way just mentioning the facts.
      In reality most of us would not have the luxury to walk away from our jobs “Until this matter is resolved or under control”.
      I hope the incident is straightened out and justice is served no matter which direction it goes.

  5. randygnyc - May 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    Actually, heres the post in it’s entirety,

    “I hope the child is ok and if this story is true, the perpetrators burn in hell.”

    Proudcanadian, (oxymoron?) Either you’re ignorant or obtuse. Or worse, an equal mixture of both.

    • brewcrewfan54 - May 17, 2012 at 7:05 PM

      This is only the 2nd time I’ve ever heard someone call someone else obtuse. The other was when watching the Shawshank Redemption.

      • proudlycanadian - May 17, 2012 at 7:59 PM

        Randy is proud of his vocabulary and his human compassion.

    • Utley's Hair - May 17, 2012 at 9:45 PM

      How would proudcanadian be an oxymoron?

    • tuna411 - May 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM

      proudcanadian = oxymoron

      randy = (no oxy), just moron.

      Way to insult a nation…

  6. randygnyc - May 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Too “proud” to apologize for the miscategorization? I don’t like other people putting words in my mouth. Obviously, having others unsanitary bits in your mouth must acceptable to you.

    • proudlycanadian - May 17, 2012 at 8:18 PM

      Randy continues to be an example for the youth of America.

  7. randygnyc - May 17, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Yup, for decades, proudly leading young Americans, including my own, plus many cousins, nieces and nephews, among others, into the halls of militant conservatism.

    • proudlycanadian - May 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

      Stay classy Randy.

  8. randygnyc - May 17, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    Your original assertion in this thread was patently false. I corrected your erroneous mistake. You’ve yet to acknowledge this fact. Sadly, you’ve failed to conceal your pettiness while waving the false flag of being “classy”

    • Nips Johnson - May 18, 2012 at 8:31 AM

      could you maybe learn how to use the “reply” button?

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