Rodriguez is charged in contempt case
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.