Texas Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers sustained facial bruises after he said he was “sucker-punched” while walking in downtown Cleveland this week.

Scheppers had cuts above his nose and bruising around his left eyes when he spoke to reporters prior to Saturday night’s game against the Indians.


Scheppers said he was attacked Thursday night. He was unavailable Friday night but said he could pitch Saturday.

Scheppers said he didn’t file a police report.

The reliever said he was going out to dinner a few blocks from the team’s hotel after the Rangers arrived in Cleveland on Thursday night following their afternoon game in Texas.

Scheppers said he was “sucker-punched by several young males” and knocked to the sidewalk, but never lost consciousness. Scheppers said he wasn’t robbed and that his attackers ran away.


Scheppers, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 200 pounds, said police were called to the scene. {snip}


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  • Puggg

    I’m curious to know why he didn’t file a police report.

    • negrolocaust

      because he would get suspended or fined for behavior

      • Puggg

        I didn’t know walking between your hotel room and a restaurant at a reasonable hour was a violation of team rules.

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          Because it’s against the rules to injure a Bantu’s knuckles with the side of your face.

    • 48224

      I’m curious to know why the new paper didn’t describe the attackers….other than young men. Had they been skin heads, you could bet the farm that there would be a full description of them.

  • [Guest]

    It looks as if it’s time to profile “young males.”

  • Luca

    He should have stood his ground.

    • Ohio does not honor Texas CCW.

      • negrolocaust

        certain people i.e. doctors, celebrities, lawyers, people who have paperwork where they can show that they are being threatened or stalked, jewlery store owners,small business owners who must transport cash and the like can get ccw permits in most states. being a celebrity he would be eligible

        • Bill

          Depends on if it is a “shall issue” state or a “may issue” state. Shall issue means they have to issue the license if the person passes the background checks and whatever other requirements are mandated. May issue is the loosey goosey type state. Celebs get licenses, joe the plumber does not. California is a “may issue” state, to give you an idea. Up the the whims of the local sheriff usually. Ohio does not recognize many other State licenses. They (the libtards) fought tooth and nail to keep Ohio off the CCW list for years. Losing, they got the concession of NOT reciprocating with other states as to carry.

          • I think an appropriate response would be for other states to refuse to recognize Ohio motor vehicle licenses.

    • Sloppo

      That would have been another tragedy because I’m sure those young males look like they could have been Obama’s sons.

  • John Smith

    Bantus attack in packs and, if possible, always from behind.

  • WmarkW

    “This is for Leonys Martin.”

  • Tarczan

    Not a word on the local news media.

    • evilsandmich

      They’re in on the scheme to cast downtown as some safe panacea when the reality is that it’s always a few ‘yoof’ attacks of going back to being a boarded up mess (that and the constant cycle of black clubs being started and forced to shut down due to ‘racism’, not the shootings).

  • DiversityIsDeath

    If Whites don’t care about being violated by blacks why should anyone else care? You can see this guy is trying to down play the racial aspect and trying not to make a fuss. He wants to forget the whole thing asap. Wrong move. A victim of black-on-white crime should file a police report, and should publicly identify the attackers as blacks instead of as “young males”. Whites really ought to start calling it out for what it is when this kind of thing happens. I know I would.

  • A Freespeechzone

    This is only the beginning of ‘pay back’ for the Zimmerman verdict–with the concurrence of the WH, DOJ and MSM.

    Remember, LE is NOT OBLIGATED to protect you….best to ALWAYS carry, where you can, legally.

  • Spartacus

    “Scheppers, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 200 pounds…”


    Ok, this guy really has no excuse for not tearing those groids apart when they attacked him.

    • negrolocaust

      it says “sucker punched” i.e. he didnt even see them. the real lesson here is be aware of your surroundings and if you see one or more blacks be prepared to defend yourself. personally i ALWAYS carry at least a knife. and when i see blacks anywhere it is in my pocket at the ready. if others dont care about their personal saftey that is their problem. most whites dont know what is going on because the news they watch does not report it.

      • Spartacus

        Nobody ever sucker punched me, because I’m careful wherever I go. And I also carry a knife.

        • Gereng

          If it has a blade four inches or longer or can be opened with one hand it is a concealed weapon in many states.

        • Romulus

          My friend colt goes with me wherever I go!!! Law permitting of course!

          • Spartacus

            Stop caring about the law. I can assure you IT doesn’t care about you.

          • Romulus

            While I share your passion, logic must override emotion with regards to the 2 nd amendment. I will not willingly incur the wrath of those that wish to turn America into a European police state. Too much is on the line.

          • Spartacus

            Their wrath is upon you whether you wish it or not .

    • Romulus

      Even if I took a beating ,there is no way they’d get away without a scratch.

  • APaige

    I heard he lied and was actually in a bar fight.

  • Magician

    “I am just lucky nothing serious happened”

    It came to the point that we consider ourselves to be “fortunate” if we are not dead following a physical assault

  • dave

    whites are cowards when it come to blacks. why wont we fight back and start calling these people what they really are? you’re going to labeled a racist anyway,so why not just call them what they are. i dont observe diversity or PC. if you are going to call me a name like whitey,im going to call you blackie. if you call me honkey,im going to call you ni99er.

  • TFD123

    Were they “unarmed teens”? Did they have Skittles in their pockets? If so, then according to media logic they are harmless.

  • negrolocaust

    looks like he lied he was in a bar fight.

    “The preliminary investigation reveals that on Friday, July 26, at
    approximately 2:30 a.m. Texas Ranger pitcher Tanner Scheppers was
    involved in a physical altercation at Panini’s Bar located on W. 6th
    Street. Further investigation reveals that the altercation was called in
    by Downtown Alliance workers and that Third District officers responded
    to the scene to investigate. Once on scene officers attempted to get
    information from Scheppers for a report however, he refused to provide
    information and refused to make a police report. Further, officers
    called for EMS and he refused medical attention and EMS was disregarded.
    The officers then conveyed Scheppers and another male to the Ranger’s
    team hotel.”

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Scheppers, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 200 pounds

    he was “sucker-punched by SEVERAL young [black] males”

    That explains everything.

  • Tom_in_Miami

    Who are you going to believe?

  • skara_brae

    He wasn’t white.

  • 48224

    This is the trap PC whites fall into. You are walking down the stree and see a pack of youths coming toward you. Do you cross the street to avoid them and risk being calling a RACIST? Or do you try to walk past them and risk being sucker puched by a fatherless youth with an IQ of 80? Be your own judge

  • Creepy as crackers!

    It looks like your peeps committed some more civil rights violations once again Messrs Holder & Obama.

  • Romulus

    Moral of the story!! Never ignore the 800lb guerilla on the street. Especially when try come in troops!

  • YourMOMA

    This is not a the first nor the last time a white man is sucker punched by a group of Trayvons in Cleveland. The reality sets in and more people will question black behavior in today’s society. Until one of these youths is shot or maimed, there will be no end to black violence against general population. This is a war that blacks have been bringing into major cities for years and we still have police and gun owners on our side.

  • Boris_baiter

    Also gotta take into account that the guy flew to Cleveland… even if you go through the hassle of taking a weapon in your packed luggage, you can’t take ammo.