The Nationals reportedly fired team employee, Jazhiel Morel, on Saturday who allegedly threw two cups of hot coffee in the face of a convenience store worker in the Dominican Republic.
A surveillance video circulated Twitter on Friday, which showed a man exchanging words with a female cashier at a convenience store while holding up some item. He then proceeded to throw coffee in her face and walk out of the store. Police believe that individual is Morel, who works as an administrator of the Nationals' academy in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.
The Washington Nationals fired an employee in the Dominican Republic on Saturday after he allegedly threw two cups of hot coffee in the face of a female convenience-store employee.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 22, 2020
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Morel has agreed to turn himself in to the police on Monday morning, his lawyer told Dominican journalist Edith Febles. The Nationals organization promptly dismissed him for the incident.
"The Washington Nationals learned of this horrific incident earlier today and immediately terminated the employee," Mike Rizzo said in a statement to ESPN. "We do not tolerate this type of behavior in our organization."
According to his LinkedIn page, Morel started with the Nats in 2017 as a video intern at the academy. He then spent two years as an administrative assistant before being promoted to administrator in November.
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