New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested Monday on a domestic violence charge.  

Per Andrew Wyrich and Abbott Koloff of, authorities in Fort Lee, New Jersey, filed a complaint against Familia alleging the pitcher caused “bodily injury to another” and that they noticed a chest scratch and bruise on the right cheek of the victim. 

The Mets issued a brief statement included in Wyrich and Koloff’s report: “The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.”

The name of the alleged victim in the case was redacted in court papers that Wyrich and Koloff obtained.

In the complaint filed, officers noted they had probable cause “to believe that domestic violence had occurred.” 

An anti-domestic violence group who Familia represented has cut ties with the pitcher after the arrest, according to Brendan Kuty of New York City council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito released a statement regarding the news: 

I am deeply disturbed by the allegations against [Jeurys] Familia and call on MLB to launch an immediate and thorough investigation. We created #NotAFan so fans can communicate that domestic violence is absolutely unacceptable and to give a voice to fans who didn’t have one before. I will be reaching out to the Mets and the Familia ads will be removed from the campaign. Last week it was Josh Brown this week it’s Familia. The problem is rampant. The solution is to confront it.

Familia was charged with simple assault in the complaint. Fort Lee police Chief Keith Bendul said officers responded to a call regarding a dispute at a Park Avenue apartment after 2 a.m. on Monday morning, though he did not offer specific details regarding the situation or parties involved.

Familia recently completed his third full season for the Mets. He led the National League with 67 games finished and 51 saves during the 2016 regular season. 

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