David Ortiz is one of the most legendary Boston sports figures in recent memory and will always have a special place in the heart of the city thanks to the playoff heroics that helped the Red Sox break their World Series drought and the legendary speech he gave in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
On Sunday, the icon was in his native Dominican Republic when he was shot in the back in what appeared at the time to be a robbery just a few years after he’d expressed concern for his own safety when visiting the country.
Ortiz—who is currently recovering from surgery in a Boston hospital (his wife says he’s doing well)—was supposedly warned about a potential threat prior to his arrival due to his alleged romantic involvement with a woman with connections to a drug lord who some say put out a hit on the former player.
There have been plenty of rumors surrounding the shooting, so while it’s unclear if this one is actually true, some more fuel was added to the fire earlier this week after a video started to circulate that appeared to show his wife and alleged mistress getting into it at a hospital.
The woman in the video was identified as Yeri Bell, but according to Total Pro Sports, she denied any involvement in an Instagram post in which she distanced herself from Ortiz.
If my admittedly elementary understanding of Spanish is correct, she says she can confidently state the information being shared is false and urges people to wait for more information and facts to come out before making any judgments.
Based on the number of rumors swirling around this case, I think we’d be doing ourselves a solid by taking her advice before coming to any conclusions.