HALL of Famer Roberto Alomar was fired by the Blue Jays and banned from the MLB on Friday after he was accused of sexual misconduct against a woman he worked with.
The star second baseman was terminated from his position as a consultant to commissioner Rob Manfred, which he had been since March 2017, and a Toronto special adviser.
The complaint was filed with the Toronto team several months ago concerning an incident that had allegedly occurred a number of years earlier.
The woman is preparing a lawsuit against Alomar, the Blue Jays and the league.
"At my office’s request, an independent investigation was conducted by an external legal firm to review an allegation of sexual misconduct reported by a baseball industry employee earlier this year involving Mr. Alomar in 2014," Manfred said in a statement.
"Having reviewed all of the available evidence from the now completed investigation, I have concluded that Mr. Alomar violated MLB’s policies, and that termination of his consultant contract and placement on the MLB’s Ineligible List are warranted."
The Blue Jays also released their own statement regarding Alomar's termination.
"The Blue Jays are committed to advancing respect and equity in baseball and are taking further action by removing Alomar from the Level of Excellence and taking down his banner at Rogers Centre."
The Puerto Rican native spent two years with the Mets in 2002 and 2003.
He was then named to the Blue Jays’ Level of Excellence in 2008 after spending 17 years with the team, and inducted into the Hall of Fame three years later
Manfred brought on Alomar to grow baseball in Puerto Rico.
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