Earlier today, Matt Snyder brought you a story about a lawsuit filed against Brian Giles by his girlfriend. Cheri Olivera alleges Giles abused her and, as a result, caused a miscarriage in 2002. It's an unsavory story, but one which begged for all the facts to come to light before condemning Giles.
Now, however, NBC San Diego has a video that allegedly shows Giles pulling Olivera's hair and throwing her to the ground outside a bar. The video is from 2006, and is unrelated to the miscarriage claim. Take a look at it, the footage starts 24 seconds in.
The video doesn't show what happened outside the bar, but the footage of another patron acting out a slap is pretty damning. Whether or not this proves Giles caused Olivera to miscarriage is a question for someone with much greater knowledge of the uterus than I, but Giles certainly looks like he's found himself in some very hot water.
Padres outfielder Brian Giles could have quite a financial headache to deal with. Giles' former girlfriend is suing him for more than $10 million, alleging he battered her while she was pregnant. Click through to see sports stars who have struggled with money woes.
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