Ro­driguez is charged in con­tempt case

Los Angeles Times - - College Football -

Mets closer Fran­cisco Ro­driguez was charged in a New York court­room with seven counts of crim­i­nal con­tempt for send­ing his girl­friend dozens of text mes­sages beg­ging for for­give­ness, vi­o­lat­ing a re­strain­ing or­der is­sued af­ter he was ac­cused of at­tack­ing her fa­ther at Citi Field.

Ro­driguez, who wore a stud­ded Tshirt and a gold chain, did not en­ter a plea at his ar­raign­ment. He posted the $7,500 bail al­most im­me­di­ately and left Queens court with­out speak­ing. A new pro­tec­tion or­der was is­sued bar­ring him from con­tact­ing

Da­ian Pena and her fam­ily. The 28-year-old for­mer An­gels re­liever was ac­cused of grab­bing Pena’s fa­ther, 53-year-old Car­los Pena, haul­ing him into a tun­nel be­neath the team’s new ball­park and hit­ting him in the face af­ter a game Aug. 11.

Ro­driguez was told to keep away from Car­los Pena and his daugh­ter.

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