Mets All-Star Was 'Drunk, Going Crazy' Before Halloween Arrest, Wife's 911 Call Reveals - NBC New York

Mets All-Star Was 'Drunk, Going Crazy' Before Halloween Arrest, Wife's 911 Call Reveals

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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 has pleaded not guilty to simple assault

    The wife of Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia said her husband was drunk and "going crazy" in her call to police following a domestic violence incident on Halloween. 

    Bianca Rivas made several frantic 911 calls to Fort Lee police on Oct. 31 beginning at 2:18 a.m., according to NJ.com.  

    The 27-year-old closer was arrested and charged with simple assault after police said he caused "bodily injury to another." He's pleaded not guilty to the charge, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail. 

    Familia, an All-Star in 2016, could face a suspension from Major League Baseball if he's found to have violated its domestic violence policy. 

    The Dominican Republic native set a franchise record with 51 saves last season. He's due back in court Dec. 15.

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