Blog Entry

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:16 am
Edited on: January 6, 2012 11:30 am
 
By Matt Snyder

Cubs All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman last fall, according to CBS Chicago.

The woman, reportedly in her 20s, said she was drinking with friends late last September when she and a friend left the bar and went to Castro's apartment at 3 a.m. She reportedly blacked out and then was allegedly being sexually assaulted by Castro when she came to. The police report, according to CBS Chicago, says the woman remembers screaming when she woke up at 5:30 a.m., yelled at Castro and left immediately. The alleged victim then filed a police report 12 hours later.

The Cubs have released the following statement:

“We are aware that a police report was filed regarding an incident involving Starlin, but we have received limited information. 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's attorneys have released the following statement:

"We are aware of certain allegations that have been made against our client, Starlin Castro. We have thoroughly investigated this matter, and we are confident that these allegations are baseless. Given the sensitive nature of this matter, we cannot comment any further."

Castro, 21, has yet to be interviewed by police because he flew back to his home in the Dominican Republic, as scheduled, the very day the accuser filed her police report -- which was September 29, the day after the Cubs' season ended.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook.
Comments

Since: Jul 30, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:54 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

She must have been pretty shaken to wait until Jan to file anything. 

Another case of the gash for cash plan.



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:50 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

This is sad!

Sad in that Castro has only been ACCUSED and not found guilty. 

Sad in the CBSsports thinks this is a worthy sports story.

And, if true, another top flight athlete with tons of promise has made another dreadful choice.  Again, Castro has been accused only.



Since: Dec 11, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:39 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

this guy is worse then jerry sandusky. either dat or castro is to cheap and didnt pay da women enough and got shady.




Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:26 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

funny how men are jerks for trien to nail a chcik at 3 am .. just a question for the ladies what the hell is a single women in a bar for at 3 am drunk going to a mans house at 3 am? watch tv? talk about life? i know have sex!.. i am not one to judge but this is the problem with women.. im going with this.. i say he was buying her drinks all night and took her home to smash. he got her home she started playen the im not that type of girl act and he waited for her to sleep.. thinking she wouldnt wake up.. he smashed..  but since he was playing with her butt hole she woke up..



Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:03 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

"jokes, passing out and blacking out are two different stages."

She reportedly blacked out and then was allegedly being sexually assaulted by Castro when she came to. The police report, according to CBS Chicago, says the woman remembers screaming when she woke up at 5:30 a.m., yelled at Castro and left immediately.
SM - since you seem to be an expert on this you should cal Chicago PD and tell them they have it wrong. Since she just blacked out that just means she doesnt remember. Your right i'll try to get my facts in order from a two paragraph blurb.

Listen by all means Castro deserves do process. I'm not nieve enough to think that there couldn't be some back handing here but to simply say regardless of what happen that girl went to his house at 3am drunk means she gets what she gets is the most discusting thing a man could say. I don't care what has happened to you in your past. They need to find out what happened with the other girl that was there.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:56 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Say it ain't so Sam... Starlin! And the Cubs just fall deeper and deeper.
It should be Starlin just fall fall deeper and deeper, If the sexual assult happen then blame should only go on Starlin.



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:51 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

jokes, passing out and blacking out are two different stages.  Blacking out is just saying you don't remember and often drunk people will say they don't remember when it's more like they don't want to remember. 

Start looking at some facts.  Leaving the bar at 3am in an intoxicated state to the point of admitting black out.  Castro was at bar also but there is no statement on whether he was drunk or not, chances are he was in a bar at 3 am the probability of him being drunk is there but it's not a fact.  Girl goes to professional athletes home at 3am in the morning.  For what?  Do you really think she was going there to play Nintendo?  Also Castro had a flight the next morning so he probably had to kick her out early and there is a chance the girl might have felt scorned and decides to get revenge by making false accussations. 

Did you notice Elin Nordgren, Tiger Woods ex-wife buying a $12 million dollar home in Florida just so she could bulldoze it?  Other than serious and extreme revenge it makes no sense and women are vengeful creatures. 



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:51 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

Obviously on this visit to his home for the 1st time at 3 AM was to get to know eachother better.   Maybe get a few pointers on how to hit the low inside fastball or where to vacation in the Dominican.     We ofter hear about a lot of cases like this but this is one of the most baseless ones I have seen. 
Hard to tell who jasonwedge is repudiating here, more, Castro or the girl, since clearly Castro's intentions could not have been very admirable when he chose to bring her home at 3AM on the night after his last game and knowing that he is leaving that same day for the Dominican Republic. Doesn't sound like he was trying to get to know her for her true self. Doesn't sound like he was looking for his soul-mate. The best spin you can put on this is that Castro is just as much of a jerk as a lot of other guys out there. Or, it could be much worse for Castro. Much worse.  




Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:43 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

I got drunk one night, blacked out and woke up to a girl with a lazy eye.  Instead of running to the cops and accusing the girl of sexual assualt in taking advantage of me in a drunken state I went back to the bar, ordered up, and tried to forget. 



Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:43 pm
 

Report: Starlin Castro accused of sexual assault

No she was most likely there for sex.

You're worst then the last guy. Your right since that was the reason cause you know wait till she passes out to take advantage of her.

The only thing i can assume bubbalou22 is you have never gone home with a drunk girl at 3am in the morning.
That makes it right..... I think you can leave morning off 3am...


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com