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Cubs' Standout Starlin Castro Accused of Assault

Jan 07, 2012 | 12:00 PM    Written By: Jessica T
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Cubs' Standout Starlin Castro Accused of Assault

Starlin Castro, shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, has been accused of assaulting a woman in her 20's last Fall following a night of drinking in a club.

Criminal charges have yet to be filed, but the alleged victim told police that she and a friend returned to Castro's apartment after the bar. She says at some point she blacked out and woke up to Castro assaulting her.

Castro's attorney commented on the incident, calling the claims "baseless." The Chicago Cubs also released a statement on behalf of their team regarding the incident.

"While this is something we take very seriously, there is not enough information to make any further comment or take action at this time We are hopeful when the facts are brought to light, Starlin will be cleared of any wrongdoing."

Castro has been a standout for the franchise, as the youngest player in 70 years to reach 300 career hits.


Source: huffingtonpost.com

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