K-Rod Arrested For Assaulting Father-in-Law

Mets star closer suspended two games for assault and harassment charges

Following the Mets horrific 6-2 loss Wednesday night to the Colorado Rockies, pitcher Francisco Rodriguez was taken into custody by Citi Field security officers for striking his father-in-law in the face.

Rodriguez, 28, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment.  He was arrainged on Thursday and was released without bail. The Mets also suspended him for two days. 

The altercation, which left 53-year-old Carlos Pena hospitalized with a swelling eye and scraped face, occurred in a tunnel just outside of the family lounge.  According to NYPD spokesman Paul Browne, Rodriguez "repeatedly hit him in the face and hit his head against a wall" before running off.

If the ban isn't withdrawn, Rodriguez will lose $125,683 of his $11.5 million salary. 

Rodriguez is due back in court on Sept. 14, and West Islip Patch took to the streets to ask residents what they thought of the latest Mets embarrassment.


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