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White Sox Pitcher Mike Clevinger Accused Of Domestic Violence And Child Abuse

Written by Tony Ghaul

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is under investigation for allegedly violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.

The investigation stems from allegations made by a woman, Olivia Finestead, who accused Clevinger of physical and emotional abuse toward his three children and their two mothers, herself included.

Finestead detailed her claims against Clevinger on her Instagram Story, writing that the 32-year-old threw an iPad at her while pregnant, strangled her and threw used chewing tobacco on their child. She also added photos of her alleged injuries that occurred last year while Clevinger was a member of the San Diego Padres.

“You really deserve hell,” she wrote, “I’ve kept quiet for almost a year and you continue to covertly abuse your infant, withhold ALL of her belongings, we have none of our stuff, still not even her birth certificate or her car seat attachment. He’s made sure to do everything he can to keep control.”

Finestead  told The Athletic that Clevinger slapped her in a hotel room when the Padres were playing the Dodgers in June. She also said the Jacksonville, Fla., native is a “huge drug addict,” using mushrooms and acid daily.

The White Sox said in a statement to The Athletic the team was not aware of the allegations made against Clevinger when they signed him to a one-year, $12 million deal in early December. Finestead wrote that she “can’t blame an organization for something they don’t know.”

Pitcher Mike Clevinger. Photo courtsey of The New York Post

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