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Pablo Sandoval questioned by police in sexual assault case

Jun 2, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT

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Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Giants’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval is being investigated by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department and faces possible sexual assault charges as result of an incident which allegedly took place Friday morning.

The incident allegedly took place at the Seascape Beach Resort in Santa Cruz County. Police were not called to the scene, but the woman in question later contacted authorities and said that she was was too intoxicated to give consent. She then provided a sexual assault forensic evidence kit at an area hospital.

Sandoval’s attorney, Eric Geffon, confirmed to CSN Bay Area that Sandoval did not report to AT&T Ballpark yesterday because he was being questioned by police.

“On Friday, June 1, Pablo Sandoval voluntarily met with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department related to a consensual, personal relationship of a sexual nature that took place on that day. Pablo fully cooperated with the Sheriff’s Department out of respect for the process. We have no further comment at this time.”

Sandoval has not been charged with a crime and the investigation is ongoing. The Giants have confirmed that he is still scheduled to report to High-A San Jose this evening to begin a rehab assignment as he makes his way back from hamate bone surgery on his left hand.

We’ll pass along information when updates warrant.

  1. dondada10 - Jun 2, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Nothing good can come from this.

  2. rap49er - Jun 2, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Please reserve making judgments until all the facts are known.

    • stabonerichard - Jun 2, 2012 at 9:14 PM

      Think that’s what he told his wife?

      • stabonerichard - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:27 AM

        To be fair to Panda, sounds like he is divorced and therefore more acceptable to get his sloppy drunken sex on.

    • seattlej - Jun 2, 2012 at 10:01 PM

      That’s exactly what I’d expect to hear from someone with “raper” incorporated into their screen name…

  3. dickclydesdale - Jun 2, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Panda’s are incapable of mating with a human species, DUH! Let the Big Panda be free!

  4. phillyphever - Jun 2, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Hopefully SF learned their lesson from last time something that bad happened and not rush into judgment.

  5. zippythesquirrel - Jun 2, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    The good news. Looks like he’s recovered from his hand injury

  6. stairwayto7 - Jun 2, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    5-10 years Pablo!

  7. jrocknstuff - Jun 2, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    I’m sorry, too intoxicated to give consent, but sober enough to tell the cops exactly whom to speak with? And sober enough to know they had sex? Something doesn’t add up for me. I feel like too intoxicated to give consent would have to be completely unconscious. Otherwise she would remember weather or not she told him no

    • Ari Collins - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:30 AM

      There’s a TON of room between “too intoxicated to give consent” and “unconscious”.

      • uncommon1 - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:31 AM

        @Ari Collins, there is NOT a ton of room between Too intoxicated to give consent & Unconcious. Giving people an out from taking responsible form the drunken actions is BS. “I was too drunk to realize I shouldn’t drive.” People can be too drunk to make good decisions, but getting drunk doesn’t give you a Free Pass the next day to take back your decisions. I’m not conodoning or defending Panda’s actions, but we have no idea just how drunk this girl was. So no judgement should be made on either side

    • pogodog7 - Jun 4, 2012 at 2:42 PM

      Show her the money!!!!

  8. sfs1 - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Let the victim blaming begin!

  9. ermur22 - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    As a female I hate when women use this excuse……if you can’t handle your alcohol DON’T drink…..I have no sympathy for her.

  10. rico7207 - Jun 4, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Going, going, GONE!!!!!!!

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