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Carlos Marmol “very pissed off” about abuse charges, files blackmail countersuit

Feb 11, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

Carlos Marmol AP

Carlos Marmol arrived at Cubs camp today and spoke to reporters about the abuse charges he’s facing in the Dominican Republic.

Details have been scarce, but a 24-year-old woman filed a civil suit alleging a domestic assault incident in October. Marmol said today that he gave the woman a ride home from a party and then heard about the allegations on the radio, at which point he called a lawyer.

Marmol described himself as “very pissed off” and has filed a countersuit against the woman for blackmail and extortion. “They tried to hurt me,” Marmol said, via Carrie Muskat of “I didn’t do anything. The stuff she said is not true. It’s about money.”

Cubs president Theo Epstein spoke in support of the reliever, saying: “Every piece of information that we were able to gather backs up Carlos’ story that he’s guilty of no wrongdoing whatsoever and may in fact be a victim here if this case continues to be pursued like this.”

  1. stex52 - Feb 11, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    If what he says is actually the case, then “pissed off” is a fairly mild response. If it is true, I hope his countersuit succeeds. But I expect that’s pretty one-sided. She probably has a lot of money to gain and very little to lose.

  2. dawglb - Feb 11, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    I don’t know him, but I actually believe him….

    • drewsylvania - Feb 11, 2013 at 6:39 PM

      We all believed Lance, too.

      • rythestunner - Feb 11, 2013 at 6:52 PM

        That’s not even remotely in the same category as this.

      • nopuntintended - Feb 12, 2013 at 12:19 AM

        Woah woah woah now….no we didn’

  3. badintent - Feb 12, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Her lawyer is Gloria “Hoes are Us” Allred. Tells you everything you wanted to know.Be great if Carlos’s agent is Boras. Battle of the sh*t throwing lawyers. All we need is Theo to sayhe smells a Red Sox conspiracy in this matter.

    Pete Rose wants to have Carlos on his new reality show

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