San Francisco Giants CEO, Larry Baer, Takes Leave of Absence From Team After Viral Video of Incident With Wife

The San Francisco Giants President Larry Baer appears to the stage to award Oracle CEO Larry Ellison the 2010 World Series ring at the Moscone Center in San Francisco during the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 on October 2, 2011 in California. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Imags)

San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer is taking a leave of absence from his baseball team after a video of his altercation with his wife went viral over the weekend, San Francisco Baseball Associates’ board said Monday. After noting that Major League Baseball is investigating the incident, per policy, the board wrote “Mr. Baer acknowledges that his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organization and is committed to taking steps to making sure that this never happens again. He has also requested, and the board has accepted, his request to take personal time away from the Giants beginning today.”

On Friday, TMZ released footage of Baer engaged in a heated argument with his wife, Pam. In the video, Baer can be seen jumping toward her and knocking her out of her chair. She can be heard yelling “Oh God!” in response, and calling out for help as Baer reaches for a cellphone in her hand. Witnesses said Pam seemed “pretty terrified,” and that Baer only stopped when two bystanders intervened. The pair both released statements Saturday downplaying the incident, in which Larry apologized and Pam claimed that “Larry and I always have been and still are happily married.”

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast