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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Mets reliever Jeurys Familia arrested on domestic violence charge

Jeurys Familia, an All-Star pitcher for the New York Mets who was featured in a new ad campaign for an anti-domestic violence organization, was arrested on a domestic violence charge this week, according to a complaint filed by authorities in Fort Lee municipal court.

Police said in the complaint that Familia caused “bodily injury to another” and that they observed a scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek of the victim, whose name was redacted in the court papers provided to The Record on Tuesday.

“The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation,” the Mets said in a brief statement on Tuesday.

Familia, 27, who is identified in the complaint as Jeurys F. Mojica, was charged with simple assault, a disorderly persons offense, according to the complaint. A Facebook page that appears to belong to Familia uses the name Jeurys Familia Mojica to identify him. The date of birth on the complaint matches the date of birth given for Familia on the Mets’ website.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 01, 2016 at 03:15 PM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: domestic violence, jeurys familia, mets, police blotter

Why MLB allows players suspended for domestic violence to play in postseason

The difference is jarring, creating a surface impression that baseball takes a harsher stance against PEDs than domestic violence. But in the view of both baseball and the players’ union, the comparison is not apples to apples.

The joint PED policy is the outlier; no other suspensions in baseball include a postseason ban. The two sides agreed to the additional penalty in March 2014 after some players expressed anger that two players suspended for PEDs the previous season, Jhonny Peralta and Nelson Cruz, returned in time to participate in the playoffs.

One concern among players was that the benefits of PEDs extend beyond the period of usage, providing an additional competitive advantage. As one union official put it, a decision to use PEDs is “a work-related choice that calls into question the integrity of your job and the game being played on the field.”

An act of domestic violence, while a far more serious offense in the view of the average person, is not work-related. Both baseball and the union regard it as a private, off-the field matter.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 01, 2016 at 01:13 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: aroldis chapman, cubs, domestic violence, suspensions

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Affidavit shows Hooks outfielder attacks girlfriend at Whataburger Field

Inside a Whataburger Field stairwell, a Hooks player backhanded his girlfriend three times, according to an arrest affidavit.

Footage of the attack, captured on video surveillance, prompted Hooks officials to contact police the next day.

The affidavit into what led to the arrest of outfielder Danry Vasquez was released to the Caller-Times on Tuesday.

Police arrested Vasquez on a warrant Aug. 4 on suspicion of assault family violence, a misdemeanor. The Venezuelan national remains free on $10,000 bail.

Hooks President Ken Schrom said Major League Baseball placed Vasquez on administrative leave and the league is handling “all aspects from the investigation to the discipline that will take place.”

In a Tuesday statement, Astros officials said they are cooperating with police and expressed their support for the league’s domestic violence policy.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 18, 2016 at 06:49 AM | 34 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, domestic violence, minor leagues

 

 

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