New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested early yesterday on a domestic violence charge. The 27-year old has been charged with simple assault in Fort Lee, New Jersey according to records obtained by The Bergen Record. The police report does state that the unidentified victim had bodily injuries such as a, “scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek.”
The New York Mets provided a statement to the news outlet on the subject, stating, “The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.” It is not yet clear whether Major League Baseball has been apprised of the matter, but the league has not yet commented.
Major League Baseball suspended Jose Reyes, Hector Olivera and Aroldis Chapman last year when players were accused of being involved in domestic violence altercations. Reyes was suspended for 51 games, Olivera was suspended for 82 games, and Chapman received a suspension of 30 games.
Jeurys Familia was ironically featured in a #notafan of domestic violence campaign as for the New York Mets. He wore a purple ribbon and while a 9-1-1 domestic violence call was being made.00
Dominican native just completed his second season as Mets closer, going 3-4 with a 2.55 ERA and a league leading 51 saves.