MLB Says Justin Turner ‘Refused to Comply’ with COVID Protocol, Put Everyone At Risk
MLB launches Justin turner under the bus – throwing ALL the blame on the Dodgers star for failing to follow COVID protocol after testing positive during the World Series.
Turner was taken out in Game 6 in the 7th inning on Tuesday and told to self-isolate – but MLB say he “flatly refused to comply” and returned to the field to celebrate after Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays.
Turner was seen hugging and interacting with several players, staff and family … at one point he sat down next to the Dodgers manager Dave roberts (a cancer survivor) without a mask on his face.
MLB is now going hard on Turner for his conduct – and announcing a full investigation.
“Immediately after receiving the lab’s notice of a positive test, protocols were triggered, leading to Justin Turner’s withdrawal from last night’s game,” MLB said.
“Turner was placed in segregation for the safety of those around him. However, after the Dodgers’ victory, it is clear that Turner chose to disregard agreed common protocols and instructions given to him regarding the safety and protection of others. “
“While the desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and endangered everyone he came in contact with. When MLB Security raised the issue of being on the pitch with Turner, it flatly refused to comply.. “
MLB said the commissioner’s office is beginning a “full investigation into this matter and will consult with the Players Association within the parameters of the 2020 Joint Operations Manual.”
According to the MLB, the Rays and Dodgers players were tested directly after the game on Tuesday and again on Wednesday.
The teams’ travel plans to return home will depend on the results of these tests.
“The return to their city of origin will be determined after being approved by the relevant authorities.”
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