Angels Outfielder Torii Hunter Leaves Team After Son is Charged with Sexual Assault
Angel's outfielder Torii Hunter has taken a leave from the team to deal with the arrest of his son, Darius McClinton-Hunter, on charges of sexual assault.
Darius McClinton-Hunter, 17, lives in McKinney, Texas and attends Prosper High School. Along with five other young men, he's charged with assaulting a fellow student, reports the Associated Press. McClinton-Hunter has been a star on the school's football team, and has had scholarship offers from several Division 1 schools.
The incident was reported about a month ago, and investigators have been looking into it since then. charges have been building up for over a month. Because
McClinton-Hunter is already 17 and is therefore considered an adult, he's being charged with sexual assault of a child, reports NBC 5.
Hunter, who has been with the Angels since 2007, was placed on the restricted list on yesterday for what the team's manager called "personal reasons," but Hunter later tweeted, "This is very tough for a father. Thanks for ur prayers and support. Be Blessed everyone!"
It's not clear when he'll be back to playing.