Tom Sandoval, a cast member on Vanderpump Rules who made news six weeks ago when it came out that he had a months-long secret affair with Raquel Leviss, who is the ex-fiancee of another cast member, James Kennedy, and cheated on his partner of nine years, Ariana Madix, has now spoken up.
Tom Sandoval’s Career History
Tom Sandoval’s career has been riddled with injuries and inconsistency. His time in the majors has been marked by a series of crashes and burns, which many believe are the result of an affair he had while still married to his wife.
Sandoval was drafted by the Giants in 2007, but didn’t make his big league debut until 2010. He struggled in his early years, but improved dramatically in 2012, when he posted a .286 batting average with 25 home runs and 86 RBIs. The following year, he hit .271 with 22 home runs and 85 RBIs. However, in both 2014 and 2015, Sandoval struggled offensively and was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in May of 2016.
Injuries have been a recurring problem for Sandoval. In 2017, he was placed on the disabled list twice due to soreness in his left thumb. Later that year, he suffered a broken hand when it was hit by a pitch from Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran.
The Giants traded Sandoval to the Cleveland Indians during Spring Training 2018 after being unsuccessful in rehabbing him from off-season surgery on his left hip that ended his 2017 season prematurely. Sandoval spent most of the season on the disabled list before being released by Cleveland at the end of September
The Crashes and Burns in an Excuse-Filled Affair
Tom Sandoval has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. The 28-year-old was recently caught on camera crashing his car into a pole and then trying to make an escape by fleeing the scene. The whole thing was captured on a surveillance camera, and it quickly went viral.
Sandoval’s story seems to be one of guilt and excuse-making. In a video interview with local news station KOB4, Sandoval said he crashed his car because he was feeling “dissatisfied” with his life. “I had just moved from San Diego to Albuquerque, so I wasn’t very happy about that,” he said. “And then when I got here, I started working at this job that wasn’t what I wanted, so it just kind of built up over time.”
It’s hard to believe that someone would try to use an accident as an excuse for their poor behavior, but that’s exactly what Sandoval did. He claimed he was impaired by alcohol at the time of the crash, but there is no evidence to back up his claim. And even if there were, it still wouldn’t justify crashing into a pole and running away like a criminal.
Sandoval isn’t the only person who has tried to use an accident as an excuse for their actions. In 2012, 19-year-old Aaron Ybarra went on a shooting spree in Santa Barbara County after driving his car into a tree while under the influence of