FORT LEE, N.J. -- New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia was accused of domestic violence by Fort Lee police, records show.
Police allege that Familia -- identified as Jeurys F. Mojica in a complaint filed in Municipal Court -- attempted "to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly [cause] "bodily injury" to the unidentified victim, with a right cheek bruise and chest scratch visible, in the 2:22 a.m. incident Monday at his Park Avenue apartment.
“The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation,” the Mets said in a statement.
Major League Baseball said in a statement that its officials “are investigating the facts” of the case.
Familia, 27, posted $1,500 bail -- under the condition that he not have "phone, mail or other personal contact" with the alleged victim and surrender any firearms -- and was released pending a Municipal Court hearing on simple assault charges, according to the complaint.
New Jersey law prohibits police from identifying domestic violence victims not only by name but also by relationships, circumstances or defining characteristics that would make their identities clear.
A Dominican native, Familia has been reported as living with his wife, Bianca, and their young son. He recently participated in an anti-domestic violence advertising campaign featuring sports stars.
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