Former Astros Player Caught on Camera Abusing His Girlfriend! [WATCH]
One day, folks are going to learn to keep their hands to themselves! Former Minor League Baseball player, Danry Vasquez, has recently come under fire for an incident with an old flame. The evidence of the assault has been in the hands of league authorities for basically the whole time.
"Vasquez was arrested for domestic violence in Texas back in August 2016 -- and despite the fact officials had the video showing him backhanding the woman in the face and continuing to beat her while dragging her down a stairwell ... he basically got off with a slap on the wrist.
FYI, at the time of the incident, Vasquez was playing for the Corpus Christi Hooks -- the AA minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros. The team released him days after the incident.
Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez tells TMZ Sports the victim did NOT want to cooperate with prosecutors and wanted the case dropped.
Prosecutors WANTED to press but felt it was an uphill battle with the victim not wanting to press charges. Ultimately, Vasquez was ordered to complete anger management courses ... and that's basically it. Gonzalez says Vasquez has now completed the terms of his probation and the case was formally dismissed on March 6."
If you'd like to see the evidence for yourself, you can watch it below. We would like to warn you that some may find it upsetting.
At the time of the incident it was reported that the couple were engaged and did remain so for a time. TMZ Sports spoke to Vasquez's lawyer who had this to say about the girlfriend and why she stayed with him:
"I recall conversations about the extreme stress he was under and the pressures to perform that he was young. Came to USA at a young age with no parents (accommodating him) and no guidance ... just his dreams. She never excused his behavior just loved him enough to believe they could move forward."
They called it quits and Vasquez went on to marry another woman. Let's hope he's learned to control his anger and his new wife doesn't have this same experience!