Mets closer ‘going crazy’ before Halloween arrest
The wife of New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia said her husband was drunk and “going crazy” in her call to police following a domestic violence incident on Halloween.
New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia was drunk and “going crazy,” his wife said in a call to police early Halloween morning before he was charged with assaulting her.
Bianca Rivas made several frantic 911 calls to Fort Lee police on Oct. 31, beginning at 2:18 a.m., NJ.com reported Wednesday.
“My husband had a little bit of alcohol, and he’s going crazy,” Rivas said in the recording, according to excerpts of a transcript published by NJ.com. Identifying information had been removed from the transcript given to NJ.com.
A dispatcher later asked Rivas if her husband was drinking and if she was having a dispute with him. Rivas replied, “He’s drunk.”
The 27-year-old relief pitcher was arrested and charged with simple assault after police said he injured his wife, causing a scratch to her chest and a bruise to her right cheek.
Familia pleaded not guilty to the assault charge last week and left the court with his wife. The charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail, a $1,000 fine and two years of probation.
The judge also lifted a restraining order against Familia.
Familia, an All-Star in 2016, could face a Major League Baseball suspension if he’s found to have violated its domestic violence policy. League commissioner Rob Manfred said last week the league is investigating.
The Dominican Republic native set a franchise record with 51 saves last season. He previously was involved in an ad campaign for an antidomestic violence group, which has since ended its relationship with him.
Familia is expected in court on Dec. 15.