Evan Reed

Former Tigers pitcher Evan Reed sentenced to a year probation, fined after plea deal in sexual assault case

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The Detroit Free Press reports that former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed was sentenced following his acceptance of a plea deal in the sexual assault case against him. Last month he pleased no contest to a lesser assault charge — not considered a sex crime — and today was sentenced to a year of probation, 120 hours of community service and $4,480 in restitution for medical expenses.

This marks the end of a long and drawn-out case arising out of the March 2014 assault. Rape charges were initially dismissed by a judge but reinstated on appeal. The plea, which prosecutors considered to be “in the best interests of justice” was strongly opposed by the victim who continues to maintain that she was forcibly raped by Reed.

Reed was released by the Tigers following the the 2014 season. He has not pitched anywhere this year.

(thanks to Historiophiliac for the heads up)