Mets closer ‘go­ing crazy’ be­fore Hal­loween ar­rest

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

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., 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 Iden­ti­fy­ing in­for­ma­tion had been re­moved from the tran­script given to

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.

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