Cuban Ballplayer Testifies He Ate Passport On Flight To US

Law360, Miami (March 1, 2017, 10:33 PM EST) -- Following a smuggler's instructions to destroy a fake passport during a flight from Haiti to the United States, where a $68 million Major League Baseball contract awaited his signature, Cuban-born baseball player Jose Abreu washed down the identification page with a beer, he told a Florida federal jury Wednesday.

The mighty slugger, who is now the starting first baseman for the Chicago White Sox, recounted the October 2013 incident during about five hours of testimony in Miami at the trial of baseball agent Bartolo Hernandez and...
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