Larry Baer, president and chief executive of the San Francisco Giants, has been suspended without pay after video arose from him who seemed to pull his wife to the ground during an argument.
MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred said in a statement that he found Baer's behavior "unacceptable under MLB policies." Manfred recommended Baer to be suspended until July 1.
"Mr. Baer must be kept to a higher standard because, as a leader, he is expected to be a role model for others in his organization and society," said Manfred. and he called the process both "fair and thorough."
"I made a serious mistake that I sincerely regret, and I'm really sorry about my actions," Baer said. "My unacceptable behavior was far from what is required of any person, especially someone in my position and role in society."
"I am committed to doing what it takes to earn the trust and respect of many people by my actions," he added.
Video of the March 1 incident in a public park shows that Baer apparently lingered on his wife after a heated conversation that lasted about 20 minutes and then knocked her out of her chair when she screamed for help. Cityers intervened and called the police.
Baer's wife, Pam, later said that she had taken her mobile phone during an argument and refused to return it. Because of a foot injury, she had kept days earlier, she was out of balance when she tried to get up from her chair when it began to tip, which made her fall.
"We are very embarrassed," she added.