During a time when the city of Boston could really use a win, one if its most notable sports heroes has made headlines for a truly unsettling reason.
Per Dominican Republic newspaper Listín Diario. a restraining order has been issued against David Ortiz at a court in his native country by his ex-partner, Fary Almanzar Fernandez, who is the mother of the Red Sox legend's son. Fernandez alleges that she's been "intimidated and threatened" by Ortiz. Court documents claim that the restraining order was filed back on May 21.
The Dominican Public Ministry reportedly instructed Ortiz to abstain from "annoying, intimidating or threatening" Fernandez, whether it be in person or via telephone. Per the spokesperson for the national Attorney General's Office, the 10-time All-Star was issued a provisional protection order, which gives law enforcement the authority to remove Ortiz from Fernandez's house if he violates the terms of the court-issued order.
Considering that this story transpired outside of the United States, it really doesn't come as a surprise that it was kept in the dark for almost a month after the restraining order was filed.
As of this writing, Ortiz has yet to respond to the allegations. You can bet that the futue Hall of Famer won't remain silent for long given the concerning nature of these proceedings.