Hunter Leaves Angels After Son’s Arrest
(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter did not play in the teams game versus the Oakland Athletics Monday, after finding out his son was one of five high-school students arrested in the Dallas area of Texas.
Hunter has been placed on the restricted list for personal reasons.
His 17-year-old son Darius McClinton-Hunter was one of two adults arrested after a month long investigation, for sexual assault of a child. Three juveniles were also arrested.
Hunter’s family is from a northern suburb of Dallas called Prosper.
“They’re devastated. Everybody’s very upset,” his attorney, Todd Shapiro, told reporters at the courthouse. “He’s got a very bright future … still does. He’s a very good student, a very good athlete.”
McClinton-Hunter has been released on $15,000 bond.
There is no timetable for Hunter’s return to the Angels, and Ryan Langerhans has been recalled from Triple-A-Salt Lake.
For the season Hunter is hitting .258, with five home runs, and 15 RBIs.
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