New York Met’s star pitcher Jeurys Familia was arrested at his home in Bergen County, NJ after police responded to a domestic disturbance call.
Familia, 27, was taken into custody at his Fort Lee NJ home on Monday October 31st after alleged dispute erupted between the MLB star and an unidentified victim. Jeurys Familia, a native of the Dominican Republic, lives in Northern NJ with his wife, Bianca Rivas and his son, Jeurys Jr. The complaint specified that police found probable cause that Familia caused bodily injury to the face and chest of his victim on early Monday morning. Familia was arrested, charged with assault and released on a $1500 bail.
The Met’s organization was in shock when hearing the reports coming from the Bergen County Police Department. The Met’s released this statement regarding the reports, “The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.” Familia status for the 2017 season is uncertain at this point. Under MLB policy, anyone involved in a domestic violence case risks suspension from the league. The Mets All – Star pitcher set a franchise record with 51 saves during the 2015-2016 season.
What is more shocking is that Jeurys Familia is a spokesperson against domestic violence, frequently occurring in commercials representing the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In these ads the Met’s closer is quoted saying, “I’m a fan of baseball. I’m a fan of the Mets. I’m not a fan of domestic violence.”
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To learn more about this story, read the NJ.com article, Mets ‘shocked’ by Jeurys Familia’s arrest in domestic violence case.