A group of minor league baseball players have been questioned by police in the Dominican Republic after a video emerged showing an underage teammate being sexually assaulted, according to Yahoo Sports.
Eight Texas Rangers prospects were interviewed concerning the alleged hazing incident in which at least four players pinned down a teammate and masturbated him, the report states. A 10-second video of the alleged assault was posted on Snapchat and on an on-line blog maintained by one of the cousins of one of the leading jerkoffs.
Prosecutors plan to press charges in the case against the players, who have been told not to leave the country, according to the report. The group of players involved allegedly includes the brother of Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, also named Rougned, as well as Yohel Pozo, a top catching prospect. Both are 19.
The October video allegedly shows a Rangers prospect spread on a bed with his arms and legs held down. The victim’s penis is exposed and tugged and placed underneath a hand towel, the report states.
The incident was not isolated. According to Yahoo sources, police are investigating at least one other allegation of forced masturbation.
A team staff member in the Dominican Republic, who was not involved, reported the incident to the Rangers, who reported it to Major League Baseball. MLB’s investigation is open, according to the report.
“The Texas Rangers became aware of an incident at our Academy in the Dominican Republic and we acted promptly to open an investigation,” MLB said in a statement to Yahoo. “We have reported the incident and are cooperating fully with Major League Baseball and the authorities in the Dominican Republic. We understand that most of our staff and players are jerkoffs but that has been a long standing tradition ever since Alex Rodriguez had signed with the Rangers. With this being an ongoing investigation, we will have no further comment at this time.”