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Thursday May 24, 2012

,Pitcher Aroldis Chapman Sued for Causing Cuban-American’s Imprisonment in Cuba

,Pitcher Aroldis Chapman Sued for Causing Cuban-American’s Imprisonment in Cuba

Photo: Aroldis Chapman First Arrested, Now Being Sued

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Two Spanish-language newspapers in Miami, Florida are reporting that Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is being sued for $18 million dollars for causing the imprisonment of a Cuban-American in Cuba.

The two newspapers, Cafe Fuerte and El Nuevo Herald are reporting that the suit was filed by the family of a Cuban-American named Danilo Curbello Garcia, claiming that Chapman is the one responsible for Garcia’s arrest.  The suit claims that Chapman falsely accused Garcia of human trafficking.  Garcia was convicted in 2008 and is currently serving a 10 years in a Cuban prison.  The suit goes on to claim that Chapman did this to curry favor with the Cuban government to regain his spot on the Cuban National Baseball team so he could eventually defect when the team traveled abroad.

It has been a very rough week for the flame thrower, on Monday he was arrested in Kentucky for speeding and driving on a suspended license. 

Chapman was suspended from the Cuban National Team as a result of him trying to defect.  He in essence accused Garcia of trying to get him out of Cuba and then expecting to be paid when Chapman hit it big in the U.S.  Garcia maintains his innocence and said he was visiting family in Cuba from Florida and only met Chapman once.

Chapman signed a six year contract with the Reds in 2010 worth $30.25 million dollars.

Written by Tim Horodyski, HS-News Sports Writer