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Mets closer Jeurys Familia arrested for alleged domestic violence

By Danny Abriano
Jul 15, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) pitches during the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 15, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) pitches during the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Mets’ closer recently appeared in an anti-domestic violence ad campaign

Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested this week for alleged domestic violence, reports NJ.com.

The arrest was in Fort Lee, NJ, with the complaint stating Familia had caused “bodily injury to another” — specifically a bruise to the chest and scratch to the right cheek.

The incident took place on Monday, while Familia was living with his wife, Bianca, and one-year-old son, Jeurys, Jr., and it isn’t known whether charges were filed.

The name of the victim was redacted in court papers obtained by NJ.com, which reported Familia was released after posting $1,500 bail.

In a statement, the Mets said “the matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.”

There’s nothing illuminating to be added about alleged domestic violence. This is sickening, and if the “alleged” domestic violence is proven to be true, no one will ever be able to look at Familia the same way again.

The Mets clearly don’t have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to domestic violence, though, since they signed Jose Reyes after his 52-game suspension for allegedly assaulting his wife. And they plan to bring him back for the 2017 season.

As was the case with Familia, Reyes was arrested after his domestic violence incident.

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It’s safe to say Familia will be back with the Mets (since Reyes is coming back), and logical to assume he’ll receive the same suspension Reyes did if Major League Baseball and/or the court determines the accusations have merit.

What makes this even more sickening is that Familia recently appeared in an anti-domestic violence campaign.

And while discussing the following pales in comparison to Familia allegedly assaulting his wife, the Mets may need a replacement at closer for the first two months or so of the 2017 season.

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