Thursday, August 12, 2010

NY Times-Mets Closer Arrested For Assault on his Father-In-Law

NY Mets Francisco Rodriguez: Barton Silverman/NY Times
(Story reported by Mark Viera and Michael S. Schmidt for the NY Times)

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez will be arraigned Thursday morning on third-degree assault charges after an altercation with his father-in-law at Citi Field on Wednesday.

Rodriguez was in custody overnight after the altercation, which occurred after the Mets’ 6-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies. His father-in-law, whose name was not disclosed, was taken to an area hospital with a bump on his head and an abrasion to his face.

The police provided no clues Thursday about what might have spurred the conflict. They said they were summoned to Citi Field shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday and found a 53-year-old man with bruises to the head who said he had been “punched to the face” by Mr. Rodriguez. 

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