Chatham Athletic Association Fined For Code Of Conduct Violation

By: Kat Szmit

Topics: Cape Cod Baseball League

CHATHAM – The Chatham Athletic Association was fined $2,500 this week and two players from the Chatham Anglers were suspended for two games due to violations of the Cape Cod Baseball League Code of Conduct regarding the use of fake IDs to purchase alcohol.

A host parent of the players discovered a collection of empty alcohol containers, fake driver's licenses, and a receipt for the recent purchase of alcohol during routine housekeeping and notified the CAA, the parent organization of the Chatham Anglers, one of the 10 teams in the Cape Cod Baseball League. The players were subsequently evicted from the home.

Dissatisfied with the response from the CAA, the host parent brought the issue to Cape League Commissioner Paul Galop, who conducted an investigation into the matter, which resulted in the player suspension and the fine against the CAA for failure to notify the League of the issue. The players were suspended from playing for the first two games of the 2018 playoffs.

“The League was made aware of a situation that the League took immediate and decisive action on,” said Galop in a follow-up email. “We do not release any information relative to personnel issues. At this point we consider the case closed.”