Mets closer Jeurys Familia reportedly arrested on a domestic violence charge

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New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested on a domestic violence charge after an alleged incident early Monday, The Record (N.J.) reports.

According to the complaint acquired by The Record, Familia was charged with simple assault after Fort Lee police said he caused “bodily injury to another.” The accuser, who wasn't named in the complaint, was observed to have a scratch on the chest and a bruise on the cheek.

The Mets released this statement Tuesday: “The matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.”

Familia, who recently appeared in an anti-domestic violence ad campaign, could face discipline from Major League Baseball regardless of the legal proceedings.

Cubs reliever Aroldis Chapman, then with the Yankees, was the first player suspended under MLB’s new domestic violence policy. He got a 30-game ban in March. Mets third baseman Jose Reyes, then with the Rockies, served a 51-game suspension at the start of the season for violating the same policy. Neither was convicted of a crime.

Familia, 27, led the majors with 51 saves this season while striking out 84 batters in 77.2 innings.