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Lawyer: Giants pitcher accused of groping was ill
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The lawyer for a San Francisco Giants pitcher accused of touching a woman's breast at a Las Vegas hospital earlier this year says his client was ill at the time.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports 30-year-old Chad Gaudin was arrested Jan. 27, although the case didn't attract media attention at the time.
Police say Gaudin was drunk when he approached a 23-year-old woman on a gurney at Desert Springs Hospital, told her she was gorgeous and touched her face and breast.
Gaudin's lawyer, Dominic Gentile, says the athlete was suffering acute renal failure and experiencing symptoms including confusion and disorientation.
Gentile says other eyewitness accounts would exonerate the player.
Gaudin has pitched as a starter and in relief. He's 2-1 this year with a 2.44 ERA.