Mets closer Jeurys Familia, who was recently featured in an anti-domestic violence campaign, was arrested on a domestic violence charge this week, according to a complaint first obtained by the Bergen Record.
In the complaint filed by authorities in Fort Lee municipal court, police said the relief pitcher caused “bodily injury to another” and they saw a bruise on the right cheek and scratch on the chest of the victim, whose name was redacted, according to the newspaper.
Familia was charged with simple assault, according to the complaint, after police said they found probable cause “to believe that domestic violence had occurred.”
Police did not immediately respond to the Daily News, but Fort Lee Police ChiefKeith Bendul had told The Record that officers responded to a call regarding “a dispute” Monday at 2:22 a.m. from an apartment on Park Avenue.
Familia reportedly lives with his wife, Bianca, and 1-year-old son, Jeurys Jr., in a Fort Lee apartment.
The 27-year-old was featured in an anti-domestic violence campaign, sponsored by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which includes other New York sports stars like Yankees manager Joe Girardi, Knicks great John Starks and Rangers Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred will have to put the league’s domestic violence policy to use— Familia’s teammate, Jose Reyes, was the first player to be disciplined under the new policy established in August 2015.
The All-Star righthander, who has been with the Mets for five seasons, gave up the game-winning home run against the Giants in the National League wild-card game this postseason. Familia is 7-11 with 100 saves with a career 2.46 ERA.
Source: NY Daily News Headlines Sports News