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Giants CEO Larry Baer taking leave of absence after video of fight with wife surfaces

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer is taking "personal time away" effective today, the Board of Directors has announced. 

This comes just days after video surfaced showing Baer in a physical altercation with his wife at a San Francisco park.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the Board of Directors of San Francisco Baseball Associates said it is continuing to closely monitor the situation. 

"Mr. Baer has acknowledged that his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organization and is committed to taking steps to make sure that this never happens again," the statement reads in part. "He has also requested, and the Board has accepted, his request to take personal time away from the Giants..."

 

 

Baer's wife, Pam, was seated in a chair when the video shows he reached over her to grab for a cellphone in her right hand and she toppled sideways to the ground in the chair screaming "Oh my God!" and kicking a leg.

Witnesses saw the ordeal in the public plaza. Baer, holding the phone, says "Stop, Pam, stop," then walks away alone.

The couple had issued a statement earlier Friday saying that they regretted having a "heated argument in public over a family matter."

"We are deeply embarrassed by the situation and have resolved the issue," the couple said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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