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Manny Ramirez arrested, charged with battery after domestic disturbance

Sep 12, 2011, 8:14 PM EDT

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TMZ reports that Manny Ramirez has been arrested in Florida following a domestic disturbance, and The Associated Press has confirmed that he’s been charged with battery after an altercation with his wife, Juliana.

Witnesses told TMZ that Ramirez was involved in an altercation with his wife and taken out of his Weston home in handcuffs around 7 p.m. EDT.  According to the police report, Ramirez and his wife were arguing in their bedroom when he slapped her face, causing her to hit her head against the headboard of the bed.

Ramirez denied hitting his wife, according to the report, telling a deputy “he grabbed his wife by the shoulders and when he shrugged her, she hit her head.”

Juliana left the house shortly after Manny was taken away, but she did not request medical treatment for swelling on her face and a small bruise on the back of her head.

Ramirez, a 19-year major league veteran, hit 555 homers before retiring in April amid the news that he’d face a second steroids suspension that would cost him 100 games. There were later reports that he might consider a comeback in the Dominican Winter League.

Ramirez was named to 12 All-Star teams and won two World Series with the Red Sox (2004, ’07).  He served a 50-game suspension while with the Dodgers in 2009 after testing positive for hCG, a women’s fertility drug.  The Rays signed him for $2 million last winter, but he played in just five games for the team before calling it quits.

  1. The Common Man - Sep 12, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    Oh Manny, why you gotta be an (alleged) scumbag. You used to be so cute and kooky and iconoclastic.

  2. hittfamily - Sep 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Just Manny Being OJ.

    • phukyouk - Sep 12, 2011 at 8:55 PM


    • aceshigh11 - Sep 12, 2011 at 9:31 PM


      Tasteless, but right up my alley.

  3. mikeh3775 - Sep 12, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    Come on guys, menopause is a pain to go through, as what else could be causing these abrupt mood swings? Remember, he did try to have a baby once

    • cavredleg15 - Sep 13, 2011 at 4:41 AM

      She was taking his started bogarting his hCG after he got caught the last time… He got pissy like cause that is what it does to Males who take Female hormones… so he lashed out. He probably started crying then threw pots and pans. I don’t know for sure but that is how my last violent argument went with a Woman went.

      • cavredleg15 - Sep 13, 2011 at 4:44 AM

        Damn, mobile commenting sucks here-

  4. henryd3rd - Sep 12, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Somebody better come up and protect Manny from himself. Where are all his enablers who have leached off Manny all these years? Somebody please tell Manny what he needs to hear not what he wants to hear. Wife beating is not tolerated here in South Florida

    • hittfamily - Sep 12, 2011 at 9:03 PM

      Protect him from himself? More like protect his wife from himself.

    • Old Gator - Sep 12, 2011 at 9:12 PM

      henryd3rd: unless you happen to be mayor of Macondo.

      Oh wait – that was husband beating…..

    • The Common Man - Sep 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM

      But in the rest of Florida, it’s just fine, apparently.

  5. pisano - Sep 12, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    Manny being the piece of sh#t that he’s always been. Juice head scumbag.

    • hittfamily - Sep 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM

      Didn’t he throw down a 60+ year old man because he couldn’t get tickets to a sold out game. Manny has always been a garbage self centered human being.

      • aceshigh11 - Sep 12, 2011 at 10:23 PM

        Yeah, he apparently shoved Traveling Secretary Jack McCormick to the ground over it. He was in his early 60s at the time.

  6. aceshigh11 - Sep 12, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Oh, that’s just great, Manny. Way to make RS Nation proud.

    Idiot. If it’s true, then he’s on my sh|t list for life. There are few things more loathsome than hitting a woman.

  7. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Sep 12, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    Maybe it was a misunderstanding after she tripped on his nasty hair…

  8. hcf95688 - Sep 12, 2011 at 11:42 PM

    What do you say to a woman with two black eyes? Nothing. You already told her twice.

    • kiwicricket - Sep 13, 2011 at 12:49 AM


  9. yournuts - Sep 13, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    I told you Manny Ramirez could still hit! He hits his wife pretty good.

    • paperlions - Sep 13, 2011 at 7:28 AM

      Apparently now he is just a……slap hitter.

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