UPDATED 2019/03/04 2:00PM
San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer is stepping away from the Major League Baseball team to take “personal time” after a physical altercation with his wife, Pam, was captured on video.
TMZ posted a video of the altercation that showed Baer knocking his wife to the ground from a chair in a public park in San Francisco on Friday, March 1st. His wife screamed for help during the incident, drawing attention to the already very public fight.
Both husband and wife called the incident nothing more than a marital spat; Pam said that she had already forgiven her husband and was not pressing charges. Baer issued a statement that called his own behavior “unacceptable.”
The Giants board of directors issued the following statement regarding the matter: “Mr. Baer has acknowledged that his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organization and is committed to taking steps to make sure that this never happens again. He has also requested, and the board has accepted, his request to take personal time away from the Giants beginning today. The Board has asked the Giants executive team to manage the day to day operations of the Club during this period, reporting directly to the Board.”