Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is suspended over sexual assault allegations

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was suspended Friday for two full seasons without pay

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Major League Baseball for violating the league's domestic violence and sexual harassment policy.

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Bauer's lengthy suspension comes after a San Diego woman, whom the pitcher met via social media, alleged that Bauer had beaten and sexually abused her last year.

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Bauer has repeatedly said that everything that happened between the two happened by agreement.

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If the suspension is upheld, Bauer will lose about $60 million in pay. Earlier this week Bauer sued his plaintiff in federal court.

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The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they have been victims of sexual assault.

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The lawsuit states that "Mr Bauer has suffered extreme harm" when the woman alleged that he had knocked her unconscious.

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punched her repeatedly during two sexual encounters last year and had anal sex with her without her consent

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