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K-Rod assaulted family member, arrested at Citi Field

Aug 12, 2010, 12:11 AM EDT

Reports are flowing in... Francisco Rodriguez was arrested on Wednesday night at Citi Field for apparently assaulting his father-in-law.

12:11 PM: Ken Davidoff of Newsday is reporting that K-Rod will be charged with third-degree assault for attacking his father-in-law.  He is being held at the NYPD’s precinct inside of Citi Field.

12:06 PM:  The Mets have released a statement about the ordeal, and ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin has it:

“There was an incident between Francisco Rodriguez and his family
tonight at the ballpark. He was questioned by police and all other
questions pertaining to this incident will be referred to the police
department.”

11:55 PM:  The New York Post is now reporting that K-Rod “slugged” his father-in-law and was arrested for doing so.  The closer was charged with assault and his father-in-law was hospitalized with “facial bruises and minor head injuries.”

11:44 PM:  Reports are pouring in slowly, but we’ll try to keep you updated as they do.

According to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez was involved in an altercation with a family member in the Family Lounge at Citi Field following Wednesday’s loss to the Rockies.  K-Rod had to be removed from the lounge by security and told a reporter to “mind your own f—— business” when asked about the fracas.

Jimmy Traina of SI.com hears that the fight may have occurred between Rodriguez and his father-in-law, but that has not been confirmed. 

  1. Ick McWang - Aug 12, 2010 at 12:42 AM

    the only way this story could be more amazing would be if he broke his hand while punching his father in law

  2. schmedley - Aug 12, 2010 at 12:50 AM

    Not a big surprise. We’re talking about a guy who punches HIMSELF in the head after every save. Looks like he just likes punching things.

  3. Old Gator - Aug 12, 2010 at 1:01 AM

    This is definitely shaping up as an alltime epic season for the Mutts. BC was doubtless thinking something along the lines of “what else could possibly go wrong,” but then tried to think about something else because of his sheer horror that the answer might be a contract extension for Omar Minaya.

  4. Md23Rewls - Aug 12, 2010 at 2:52 AM

    FIST PUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Kiwicricket - Aug 12, 2010 at 6:51 AM

    This is almost too good to be true!!!! A costly error Frankie!! (I hope the guy is alright)

  6. willmose - Aug 12, 2010 at 7:37 AM

    Who said there was no fight left in the Mets.

  7. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 12, 2010 at 8:13 AM

    What a coincidence…as soon as Carlos Beltran arrived back with his old friends David Wright and Jose Reyes, the Mutts have gone from contenders to pretenders once again. Yeah, you can quote all the statistics you want from the last few years, or as they are known at CitiField, “The Choking Years”. Beltran in 2007 was .480/.560/.850? Wright was .510/.730/.990? Reyes stole 200 bases and hit .490? It all doesn’t matter. In the grand scheme of things, these three guys together have done nothing but choke since game 7, when Carlos Beltran struck out looking with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 9th. 2007? EPIC CHOKE. 2008? Not quite EPIC, but still a choke. 2009? Blame it on the injuries. 2010? Blame it on the rain. The only thing that can make this season completely awesome for those of us who hate the Mutts would be extensions for one and all…Reyes? Omar? Manuel? 5 more years for them all. Woo Hoo!!!!!

  8. Jonny5 - Aug 12, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    He was showing him how to punch his head when he closes. The old man just didn’t know he did it for closing the door too. Seriously though, this guy has to be pretty old. And from the sounds of it, was pummeled by this a-wipe. I hope he has to do time. Yeah, time. In a cell with 7′ tall non showering gay man who’s built like a professional wrestler. Yeah, that.

  9. BackToJail4Vick - Aug 12, 2010 at 8:30 AM

    This is great news from the scumbag Mutts. I hate the Mutts, I hate their scumbag fans and their scumbag city. No playoffs…again.

  10. BC - Aug 12, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    I freaking give up.
    Next thing you know David Wright will be caught naked having a whipped cream party with Jeff Wilpon, a Labrador Retriever, five members of the New Jersey Devils and Stevie Nicks.
    Ah well. NASCAR is at Michigan this weekend – Sunday at 1PM.

  11. BC - Aug 12, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    Bite me.

  12. Glenn - Aug 12, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    Yup. The return of Carlos Beltran taking away playing time from Jeff Francoeur has derailed the Mets. Brilliant analysis. Actually, I stated mowing my lawn a different way about the time the Mets fell out of contention. I think that did it.

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