What happened between Joc Pederson and Tommy Pham?

Even professional athletes play fantasy football, we learned that on Friday, May 27th, 2022.

At the time, MLB player Tommy Pham punched fellow MLB player Joc Pederson over a fantasy football game the two played “over a year ago.”

Cincinnati Reds player Tommy Pham


Cincinnati Reds player Tommy PhamCredit: AP

What happened between Joc Pederson and Tommy Pham?

Just before Friday’s game between Pederson’s San Francisco Giants and Phams Cincinnati Reds began, the two exchanged words in left field.

There, Pham slapped Pederson in the face after reportedly asking Pederson if he remembered the fantasy football incident.

Pederson later spoke about the incident at the clubhouse, telling the New York Times he didn’t respond because “violence isn’t the answer.”

He said the fantasy football dispute took place over a year ago and that Pham accused him of cheating at the time.

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Has Pham been punished for hitting Pederson?

On Saturday My 28, MLB responded to the slap by suspending Pham for three games.

He also faces a fine of an unknown amount.

Pham said he would accept the suspension.

He also spoke to the press about his suspension.

He told reporters he wanted the league to know he beat Pederson for cheating during their fantasy football game and disrespecting his former team, the San Diego Padres.

Joc Pederson plays for the San Francisco Giants


Joc Pederson plays for the San Francisco GiantsPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty

When can Pham play again?

This Tuesday, May 31, Pham is allowed back on the field.

That’s just in time for Cincinnati’s two-game streak against the Boston Red Sox.

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