SJ - August 23, 2020
The Washington Nationals fired Jazhiel Morel after he allegedly threw two cups of hot coffee on a convenience store worker.
In the surveillance video from the incident there seems to be some sort of disagreement prior to the coffee being throw .
The Nationals wasted no time in cutting ties with Morel. He is planning to turn himself into the authorities on Monday.
From Larry Brown Sports:
A video was published to Twitter on Friday by reporter Ode Polanco in the Dominican Republic. The video is shot inside a convenience store and shows Morel having an exchange with the store employee. He appears to grow upset and then tosses the contents of two cops at the woman. The cups were allegedly filled with hot coffee.
Morel ran the Nationals’ academy in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic but has since been fired.
“The Washington Nationals learned of this horrific incident earlier today and immediately terminated the employee. We do not tolerate this type of behavior in our organization,” Nationals executive Mike Rizzo told ESPN.
Morel has reportedly agreed to turn himself in to police on Monday.
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It's hard to dispute video evidence. It's also hard to imagine thinking throwing hot coffee on someone's a good idea.
Hopefully the woman is able to make a full recovery soon.