Mets All-Star Pitcher Pleads Not Guilty in Domestic Violence Case - NBC New York

Mets All-Star Pitcher Pleads Not Guilty in Domestic Violence Case

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    Mets Pitcher Faces Domestic Violence Charge

    New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia, who was part of an anti-domestic violence campaign, has been arrested on a domestic violence charge. Michael George reports. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016)

    What to Know

    • Jeurys Familia was arrested on Halloween

    • A complaint alleges he caused "bodily injury to another"

    • The Mets All-Star was recently featured in an anti domestic-violence campaign

    A Mets All-Star pitcher featured in a new anti-domestic violence ad campaign has pleaded not guilty to a disorderly persons charge stemming from a domestic violence case. 

    Jeurys Familia, the Mets closer and a married father of a year-old boy, appeared on Thursday in Fort Lee municipal court with his lawyer and an interpreter. 

    He was arrested on Oct. 31 and a complaint filed by authorities alleges Familia caused "bodily injury to another" and that they observed a scratch to the victim's chest and a bruise to the victim's right cheek. 

    The 27-year-old pitcher is identified in the complaint as Jeurys F. Mojica. Major League Baseball confirmed Familia's extended last name is Mojica. 

    General Manager Sandy Alderson said last week the team was deeply disappointed and shocked by the allegations, and that the organization was "monitoring the situation." 

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