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Francisco Rodriguez charged with domestic abuse

Nov 1, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT

Francisco Rodriguez AP

This morning he settled a lawsuit. this afternoon, other legal proceedings moved forward:

Free agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez was charged with one count of domestic abuse in a suburban Milwaukee courtroom Wednesday, the result of an alleged scuffle with his fiancée in September. Rodriguez faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines if convicted of the misdemeanor charge, according to, which first reported the filing in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

The allegation is that his girlfriend accused him of cheating on her and, in response, he hit her.  If the allegations are accurate, Rodriguez is human scum.

  1. vallewho - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    you win some / you lose some. Lawyers still getting paid.

  2. lazlosother - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    At this pont we have to conclude that even if the allegations are false, Rodriguez is human scum.

  3. lew24 - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    What a great pic! Very appropriate!

  4. dondada10 - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    First an old man, now his fiancee. I hope they throw the book at K-Rod.

  5. chill1184 - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Ill say it again; Im glad hes no longer on my team

  6. 13arod - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    every year i hear about k-rod abusing his girlfriend

  7. El Bravo - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Guilty til proven innocent on the douchenozzle list. Welcome, K-Rod, the company here is, well, douchey.

    1. Randy Miller – South Jersey Courier-Post (abuses BBWAA privileges, HOF vote by submitting blank ballots; also invented superhero Saberboy, which is cool)
    2. Luke Scott – perennial all-star douchenozzle. Luke says, “you don’t have to worry about me unless you’re a criminal or communist.”
    3. Ryan Braun – for cheating and also for not cheating, either way we will likely never know the truth, and that is annoying.
    4. Jon Heyman – CBS (for having a documented history of talking up and selling Scott Boras clients to ball clubs)
    5. Nick Swisher – seriously, do I need a reason?
    6. C.J. Wilson – Tweeted Napoli’s cell number as “prank” b/c Napoli said he was looking forward to hitting HRs off of him this season.
    7. Matt Bush – DUI and for ruining his career
    8. Joba Chamberlain – for thinking he is capable of using a trampoline with his fat toady ass
    [Joba’s addition was rescinded given how unlucky the poor bastard was and he was just trying to be a good dad.]
    8. Bobby Jenks – DUI (influence mainly muscle relaxers…), amazing quote “When Deputy Sutphin asked Jenks if he had taken anything else other than the muscle relaxers, he told the officer that he “was going to be honest with you, I was just leaving Babes because I hit a car. I just had to get out of there.”
    9. Delmon Young – Assault; anti-Semitism; generally just a D-to-the-nozz all around.
    10. Pedro Gomez – BBWAA voter with no sense.
    11. Cole Hamels – for beaning Harper for being 19 and talented.
    12. Rob Dibble – Because he shoulda never left this list as the inaugural douchenozzle.
    13. Bud Selig – repeatedly suggests, nay insists, that no one wants more instant replay in baseball.
    14. Hawk Harrelson – homerism reaches new bounds by repeatedly calling out umps for hurting the “good guys” with bad calls.
    15. Bobby Valentine – per Alex K, “Bobby V. isn’t on the list yet? He said a coach taking time off to tend to his sick kid was ‘on vacation.’ Total nozzle statement, bro.”
    16. Yunel Escobar – Wore “TU ERE MARICON” eye-black like a douchenozzle would do.
    17. Roger Goodell – The totalitarian regime of which is the NFL, headed by the iron fist of Goodell, is so powerful that the douchiness of their league temporarily penetrated the MLB blogosphere, hence the NFL-related DN addition.
    18. Jamie McCourt – For trying to add on to her $131 million settlement with Frank b/c the Dodgers sold for more than she thought they would ($2 billion). Mainly though, for simply being in the news again this year, qualifying Ms. McCourt for this DN list.
    19. The Offseason – no baseball. Seriously, the offseason is such a dick.
    20. Francisco Rodriguez – for cheating then beating his lady…allegedly.

    • mattyflex - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:52 PM

      Another “he hurt my feelings” list.

    • chill1184 - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:09 PM

      Fred Wilpon is missing from this list but very good list none the less.

    • manchestermiracle - Nov 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM

      I want to vote on each individually.

    • IdahoMariner - Nov 1, 2012 at 11:56 PM

      you are forgetting miguel cabrera…roughed up his pregnant wife after getting drunk the night before a critical game (so, d-bag to wife, d-bag to team) then followed it up with his spring training drunk driving and threatening bar patrons exploits.

      • El Bravo - Nov 2, 2012 at 3:04 PM

        Didn’t Miguel do this years ago? This is a 2012 list, Idaho.

  8. lew24 - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    I really 18! Good List.

  9. mississippimusicman - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Oh great, now I have to reset my “Days since last K-Rod attack” counter.

  10. zacksdad - Nov 1, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Money cannot buy love, but it sure buys freedom. In few days after an envelope full of money is passed to her; she will now tell the police she mis-remembered, lied to get back at him, or some other “believable” story.

  11. schuckme - Nov 1, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    if true? what u mean if true then hes scum? HE ALREADY IS SCUM OF THE EARTH! aint the first time hes been in the police blotter for domestic disturbance..he knocked around his future father in law didnt he? or ex? n his ex! screw him

  12. SOP - Nov 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    In the eyes of MLB:
    DUIs, wife-beating = ok
    Positive drug tests = not ok

    Not commenting on one being worse than the other (that’s another debate for another time), but they all fall at various points on the scale of reprehensibility and MLB (or individual teams) should do more to punish these players (especially for the domestic abuse) who spend so much time in the public eye.

  13. kappy32 - Nov 2, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    This isn’t the first time he’s had a dust up with his fiancé. When he was a member of the Mets, he was arrested for a DV misdemeanor for beating up her father after he “allegedly” confronted him about hitting his daughter. He is scum & should be sent away where people will show him what happens to women abusers.

  14. pisano - Nov 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    I’m really shocked, he’s been such a model player. ( rolled eyes )

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