Las Vegas, NV — San Francisco Giants pitcher allegedly groped a woman on a gurney in a hospital emergency room according to police.
Earlier this month, Gaudin was charged by the Clark County District Attorney with the misdemeanor of open and gross lewdness as a result of this incident.
The journeyman righty who has both started and relieved, Gaudin has also pitched for Tampa, Toronto, Oakland, Chicago Cubs, San Diego, New York Yankees (where he won a World Series ring), Washington, and Miami. He has a career 42-43 record and a 4.46 ERA. Gaudin has a 2-1 record and a 2.444 ERA this season so far with the Giants in 23 appearances.
The incident in the ER actually happened back in January, but the story has just been broken by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “According to police, Gaudin was drunk about 4:30 a.m. when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney at Desert Springs Hospital, three miles east of the Las Vegas Strip.The woman told police she was lying on a gurney in the emergency room lobby when Gaudin appeared, told her ‘she was gorgeous’ and touched her face and breast, she said.” A bystander claimed that Gaudin told the woman on the gurney that “I will take care of you, don’t worry about them.”
After he refused a paramedic’s request to leave the woman alone, hospital security restrained Gaudin — who reportedly was combative — until police arrived on the scene.
Although he told police he didn’t know how he ended up at the hospital, Chad Gaudin’s lawyer said that the pitcher was suffering from symptoms related to acute renal failure as a result of a condition called rhabdomyolysis. “The symptoms included confusion, dehydration and loss of orientation and/or consciousness,” according to the attorney, ESPN reports.
Chad Gaudin and his wife own a home in nearby Henderson, Nev.
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