Torii Hunter Leaves Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim After Son’s Arrest
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim right fielder Torii Hunter left the team and has been placed on the restricted list after his son was one of five Prosper high school students arrested on sexual assault charges.
Darius McClinton-Hunter, 17, was one of two adults charged with sexual assault on a child, which is a second-degree felony, according to the Prosper Police Department. Two juveniles were also charged and a third was charged with unlawful restraint. The police department also said more charges could be filed. The investigation into the alleged crime started about a month ago.
Hunter was at Angel Stadium earlier but flew back to the Dallas area. The Angels said they do not know when Hunter will return. There is no time restriction that a player can be on the restricted list.
“The context is Torii has a personal matter to take care of,” Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto told reporters. “We’re certainly willing and able to allow him to take all of the time he needs to do that.”
McClinton-Hunter is a talented wide receiver that has drawn heavy interest from schools such as Arkansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, SMU and Texas A&M.
This isn’t a particularly damaging loss for the Angels on the field because they have coverage in the outfield with rookie Mike Trout now manning center.