Speculation About Motive For David Ortiz Shooting Still Rampant In Dominican Republic


Publish Date:
June 24, 2019
USA Today
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As David Ortiz’s condition continues to improve, speculation about the shooting that threatened his life is still running rampant.

Last week’s official explanation by authorities in the Dominican Republic that the retired baseball superstar was not the intended victim of the June 9 attack at a bar in the capital city of San Domingo has been met with skepticism in some quarters, especially in light of juicier rumors for the motive.

Robert Gordon, a legal historian and expert on prosecutorial ethics who teaches law at Stanford University, voiced a similar opinion.

“Seems to me the AG was simply expressing national pride in (Ortiz),’’ Gordon said. “Maybe if (Ortiz) were any kind of suspect that might be inappropriate as expressing bias, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here.’’

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