Mets closer Familia enters not guilty plea
Mets closer Jeurys Familia, featured in a new anti-domestic violence ad campaign, has pleaded not guilty to a disorderly persons charge stemming from a domestic violence incident.
A New York Mets 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 (JUHR’-yihs) Familia appeared Thursday in municipal court in Fort Lee, New Jersey, with his lawyer and a Spanish interpreter.
He was arrested Oct. 31. A complaint filed by authorities alleges that Familia caused “bodily injury to another” and that the victim’s chest was scratched and cheek was bruised.
The 27-year-old All-Star pitcher from the Dominican Republic is identified in the complaint as Jeurys F. Mojica. Major League Baseball says Familia’s extended last name is Mojica.