Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman: I am not what people think

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Aroldis Chapman opens up on offseason controversies
Friday June 17th, 2016

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Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman says people have a misconstrued perception of him after the domestic violence allegations against him from late last year.

Chapman made the comments in an interview with WPIX’s Andy Adler.

Chapman was suspended for the first 30 games of the season after he was accused of choking his girlfriend and firing eight gunshots late last year. Chapman was not charged as a result of the alleged incident, but still became the first player suspended under MLB’s new domestic violence policy.

FLYNN: How Chapman tested MLB’s domestic violence policy

You can watch the full interview above.

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