K-Rod due in NYC court after fight at Citi Field

BY foxsports • September 14, 2010

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez is due in court in New York City on assault charges. He is accused of attacking his girlfriend's father outside a family lounge at Citi Field.

Rodriguez is scheduled for a routine hearing on Tuesday.

He was arrested after the Mets lost to Colorado on Aug. 11.

He tore a ligament in the thumb on his pitching hand during the altercation and had to have surgery. He was placed on the disqualified list. The team says he wouldn't be paid until he's off the list.

Prosecutors say the four-time All-Star was angry after the loss and took it out on his family.

After his initial court appearance, the judge issued orders of protection for Rodriguez to stay away from his girlfriend and her father.

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