Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia accused of domestic violence

- Police in New Jersey arrested New York Mets All-Star pitcher Jeurys Familia this week on a domestic violence-related charge, according to NorthJersey.com.

A complaint filed in Fort Lee municipal court claims that police said that Familia "bodily injury to another." Officers saw a scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek of the victim, the report said. The court documents do not identify the victim.

Authorities charged Familia, 27, with simple assault. He posted bail and was released. He lives with his wife and 1-year-old son lives in Fort Lee.

Familia's agent declined comment, the AP reported.

The Mets said in a statement that "the matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation."

Familia has appeared in a public service ad campaign addressing domestic violence in professional sports.

In the video, Familia says in Spanish: "I'm a baseball fan. I'm a Mets fan. I'm not a fan of domestic violence."

The #NotAFan campaign is a joint project from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Mark-Viverito said in a statement that she is "deeply disturbed" by the allegations and called on Major League Baseball to investigate.

"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," Mark-Viverito said. "I will be reaching out to the Mets and the Familia ads will be removed from the campaign."

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