Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Farm has no regrets about slapping San Francisco Giants player Joke Pederson over their fantasy football controversy.
Pederson “deserves to be slapped,” Farm USA Today said Thursday. And he “did not regret” the incident.
He said Major League Baseball threatened him with an 8-10-game suspension if he did not accept a three-game sentence.
The experienced outfielder added that people are thanking Pederson for slapping him.
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“There were about 100 people who thanked me after I slapped him,” he said. “Players, coaches, trainers, reporters. What does it say? I was like, ‘Damn, I do not know if I like this.’
Conditions increased further at the beginning of the week.
The Giants’ players appeared to be wearing T-shirts, saying, “Keeping players in their IR is not cheating.”
It appeared to be one of the issues between Pham and Pederson.
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Pham responded on Twitter: “They really played themselves (because) all I have to do now is release the IR rules in the league and tell the joke that I’m going to pimp him for cheating.”
The slap occurred last month and Pederson revealed it was on fantasy football.
“He came up a bit and said, ‘Do you remember last year?’ And I said, ‘Fantasy football?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’
“We’re in a fantasy league together. I’ve put one – one player – in the injured reserve, they have been listed out and added another player. And then came the text message in the group that I’m cheating because I’re stealing. Players on the bench.”
Form says that slap is more than just fantasy games. He said Pederson texted him some “disrespectful s —” and called it out.
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This led to a brief suspension of the form.
Paulina Dedaz of Fox News contributed to this report.