Torii Hunter, Angels Outfielder, Takes Leave of Absence Following Son's Arrest

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Earlier this week, Torii Hunter took a leave of absence from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, citing "a personal matter" for his departure from the team.

And now we appear to know why.

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As first reported by The Dallas Morning News and a local NBC affiliate, five students at Prosper High School in Texas were arrested yesterday in conjunction with the sexual assault of a student - and one of them has been identified as Darius McClinton-Hunter, the MLB veteran's son.

McClinton-Hunter, 17, has been released from jail on $15,000 bail.

"This is very tough for a father," Hunter Tweeted last night. "Thanks for ur prayers and support. Be Blessed everyone!"

A Divison I football prospect, the younger Hunter has received scholarship offers from Utah, West Virginia, Wake Forest and Texas Tech.

Not much is known about the incident in question, but Prosper, Texas Assistant Police Chief Gary McHone said of the basis for the arrests:

"There's a lot of information we're receiving to date in terms of the actual alleged offenses. That's still part of our ongoing investigation."

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