Giants pitcher Chad Gaudin has been charged with open and gross lewdness following an incident in Las Vegas in January.
His lawyer Dominic Gentile issued the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
"On January 27, 2013, Chad Gaudin was examined in the emergency room of a local hospital while experiencing symptoms believed to be related to acute renal failure due to a condition known as rhabdomyolysis. The symptoms included confusion, dehydration and loss of orientation and/or consciousness.
Although he has been accused of improperly touching another hospital patient while on the premises that night, there are differing and exonerating versions of what occurred that have been reported by eye witnesses.
Mr. Gaudin denies any unlawful conduct and has been cooperating with the authorities. I am confident that this matter will be resolved in his favor and because it is pending in court there will be no further comment."
When approached in the clubhouse following the Giants' 7-2 loss to the Mets Wednesday at AT&T Park, Chad Gaudin said, "My lawyer issued a statement. I've got no further comment."