Newly released surveillance video shows former Houston Astros prospect Danry Vasquez brutally beating his girlfriend.
The event happened in 2016, but the tape was only just released after Vasquez, who is Venezuelan, completed the terms of his plea deal and the case was dismissed. Vasquez can be seen striking his unnamed girlfriend in the stairwell of Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas.
I’m going to go ahead and give a fair warning here. This video is brutal to watch.
Vasquez was shortly released from his minor league team, the Lancaster Barnstormers, after the tape became public.
How the hell did this guy get a plea deal and ultimately a dismissal of the case? That’s entirely unacceptable on the part of the district attorney’s office. Totally unacceptable. How can anybody with a mother, which we all have, a wife, a sister or a daughter watch that video and then think to cut this guy a deal.
Vasquez should have been put in cuffs, walked into a small cage and the key should have been lost for a very long time. This is disgusting and disgraceful all the way around. Any team that signs this guy should have to answer to the public and the league for why it’s acceptable to bring a violent woman beater onto the roster.
My stomach churns at the idea this man is walking around free.