Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mets' Francisco Rodriguez Arrested for Punching Father-in-law |

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Mets closing pitcher, Francisco Rodriguez was arrested at Citi Field for assaulting his father-in-law, according to law enforcement sources.

It apparently happened in the family room at the stadium.

He was arrested around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, following the Mets 6-2 loss to the Rockies.

Rodriguez is accused of punching his father-in-law in the face.

His father-in-law suffered abrasions to his face and head.

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Police say Rodriguez will be charged with third-degree assault.

He will most likely be arraigned Thursday morning.

Mets spokesman Jay Horowitz released the following statement:

"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."