All-Star New York Mets Pitcher Jeurys Familia Arrested For Domestic Violence Just One Month After Starring An Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign
Jeurys Familia, the New York Mets pitcher who fronts an anti-domestic violence ad campaign, is now facing a domestic violence charge himself in New Jersey.
According to a complaint filed in Fort Lee municipal court, Familia caused ‘bodily injury to another,’ leaving a scratch on the victim’s chest and a bruise on their right cheek.
The complaint says the 27-year-old was arrested early Monday and charged with simple assault, The Record reported.
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Familia was arrested after Fort Lee officers were called out to a ‘dispute’ at a Park Avenue address at around 2.22am.
The name of the victim has been blanked out on the report obtained by The Record, for confidentiality reasons.
However, the document says that ‘a law enforcement officer… responding to the incident found probable cause to believe that domestic violence had occurred’.
The All-Star pitcher has a year-old boy, Jeurys Jr, with his wife Bianca. The couple live together in their Fort Worth apartment. There is no indication that she is the alleged victim.