Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia charged with domestic violence in Fort Lee

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested and charged with domestic violence Monday for an incident in Fort Lee, according to an official complaint.



Familia is listed under his real last name of Mojica on the complaint. It states that Familia caused "bodily injury to another." Officers noticed a scratch on the victim's chest and a bruise on the victim's right cheek, and those injuries led responding officers to find probable cause to believe that domestic violence had occurred, according to the complaint.



Familia was charged with simple assault, a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey.



The name of the victim was redacted from the complaint, so the victim's identity was not immediately known.



The pitcher lives in Fort Lee with his wife and child, according to published reports.



Familia has appeared in a public service announcement for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The NCADV has pulled the PSA featuring Familia and call on the Mets to launch an investigation into the incident.



A statement from the New York Mets says, "The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation."


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