Roberto Alomar banned by MLB for sexual misconduct after woman files suit against Blue Jays star

HALL of Famer Roberto Alomar was sacked by the Blue Jays and banned from MLB on Friday after being accused of sexual misconduct against a woman he worked with.

The star second baseman has been fired from his role as a consultant to Commissioner Rob Manfred, which he had been since March 2017, and special advisor to Toronto.

Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar has been charged with sexual misconduct

The complaint was lodged with the Toronto team several months ago about an incident that allegedly took place several years earlier.

The woman is preparing a lawsuit against Alomar, the Blue Jays and the league.

“At the request of my office, an independent investigation was conducted by an external law firm to examine an allegation of sexual misconduct reported by a baseball industry employee earlier this year involving Mr. Alomar in 2014,” he said. Manfred said in a statement.

“After reviewing all available evidence from the now completed investigation, I have concluded that Mr. Alomar violated MLB policies, and that the termination of his consultant contract and placement on the non-eligible list of the MLB are justified. « 

The Blue Jays have also released their own statement regarding Alomar’s termination.

“The Blue Jays are committed to promoting respect and fairness in baseball and are taking further action by removing Alomar from the Premier League and removing its banner at Rogers Center. « 

The Puerto Rican native spent two years with the Mets in 2002 and 2003.

He was then named to the Blue Jays Excellence Level in 2008 after spending 17 years with the team, and inducted into the Hall of Fame three years later.

Manfred brought in Alomar to develop baseball in Puerto Rico.

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