Mets Closer Familia Arrested For Domestic Violence Just as He Was Featured in an Anti-Domestic Violence PSA
New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested in New Jersey Monday on a domestic violence charge, just as he’s being featured in a new anti-domestic violence ad campaign.
The complaint, which was obtained by the Bergen Record, states that the victim suffered “a scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek.” Familia was charged with simple assault, and bail was set at $1,500.
Familia, per the Records report, Familia was one of several New York-based sports personalities to film a PSA for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence-sponsored campaign.
This was what Familia said in the ad, translated from Spanish:
I am a fan of baseball.
I am a fan of the Mets.
I am not a fan of domestic violence
Familia is not the only Mets player to be arrested for domestic violence. Jose Reyes was arrested one year ago yesterday in Hawaii in connection with an incident where he was alleged to have beaten his wife, Katherine Ramirez. The charges were later dropped, as authorities cited a lack of cooperation from Ramirez. Reyes signed with the Mets this past June after completing a 51-game suspension and subsequently being released by his previous team, the Colorado Rockies.
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