Former MLB outfielder Carl Crawford facing lawsuit over drown victim at his mansion

Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

Former Rays, Red Sox, and Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford is facing a lawsuit relating to a drown victim at his mansion from last month.

Carl Crawford’s home in Houston became the site of a tragic accident last month, when a woman and child fell into his pool and drowned. Crawford has since spoken out about the incident, but it has not prevented a $1 million lawsuit from the mother of one of the victims.

Crawford, who retired from baseball after the 2016 season, is now a record label executive in the Houston area.

Carl Crawford is being sued for $1 million after two people tragically drowned in his pool last month in Houston.

“My Hearts Heavy. The tragic events that occurred at my home will be with me forever. I’m at a loss for words I’ve struggled all week to manage my emotions and I keep thinking of the families of those who’ve passed and their grief, I know they have it the hardest,” Crawford said in an Instagram post after the accident. “They are the first and last thing I think of these days. Please keep them in your prayers, I know they will always be in mine.”

Despite Crawford’s sorrow, the suit, filed by Liban Hersi, the 38-year-old mother of one of the victims, claims the former MLB outfielder didn’t take enough precautions to stop such a tragic event from occurring in the first place.

Hersi’s wrongful death lawsuit suggests that Crawford’s pool is far too large not to have any fencing around it, which led to her 5-year-old son stumbling in. The suit also targets Crawford for having no alarm system in place, and places blame upon the former outfielder for his swimming hole being “unreasonably dangerous”.

For such an devastating event to continue into the court of law is always unfortunate, but something Hersi has every right to explore should her concerns be validated.