Simon's hearing canceled; cleared of wrongdoing, his representatives say
Orioles right-hander Alfredo Simon has been cleared of all wrongdoing in the Jan. 1 fatal shooting of his cousin, according to his representatives.
Simon was supposed to have a hearing today in the Dominican, but it was canceled and his representatives said all potential charges were dropped. Twice before, a hearing was scheduled but witnesses did not show.
Today’s canceled hearing seemingly ends an 11-month saga in which Simon was the lead suspect in the case. He spent two months in a Dominican prison but was never charged with a crime.
He began pitching for the Orioles again in May and was 4-9 with a 4.90 ERA in 23 games (16 starts).