Manny Ramirez Arrested after allegedly slapping wifeFormer World Series MVP Manny Ramirez was released from a Broward jail on Tuesday morning, September 13th. He was arrested for allegedly slapping his wife in their South Florida home.
Ramirez, 39, had his bond set at $2,500 during a court appearance before Judge John Hurley. The judge also ordered the former baseball star to stay away from his wife, Juliana Ramirez.
According to Broward County sheriffs officials, both Ramirez and his wife were having an argument in their home on Monday afternoon when Manny slapped his wife across the face, causing her to fall back and hit her head on their headboard. She told the sheriff that she was afraid the situation might escalate, so she called police.
In the 911 call released by the police, Juliana Ramirez tells the operator, Hi, my husband just hit me. When the operator asked her where she was hit, Juliana responded, My face, my head in the bed, I have a bump on my head.
Are you in a room that you can stay away from him? the operator asks.
No, hes not doing anything more because he knows Im calling police, she replies.
When officers arrived, Ramirez told them that his wife hit her head after he grabbed her by the shoulders and shrugged her, the report stated.
The report went on to say there was red swelling evident on the left side of Julianas face, and that there was a contusion on the back of her head which was consistent with her version of events.
One of baseballs great sluggers, Manny Ramirez, born in the Dominican Republic, began his career with the Cleveland Indians. He was later traded to the Boston Red Sox where he became a superstar. While there, Ramirez won two World Series and was named MVP of the 2004 Series. The Red Sox traded him to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 where he was an instant fan favorite. He led the Dodgers to the National League Title and a sweep of the Chicago Cubs. His clutch hitting earned Manny a two-year, 45 million dollar contract.
Everything came crashing down when Ramirez was suspended fifty games by MLB for violating the leagues drug policy in 2009. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays where he retired in April 2011, after testing positive a second time for a performance-enhancing substance. The twelve time All-Star chose to retire instead of facing a 100 game suspension.
After posting the bond, Ramirez walked out of jail, speaking mostly in Spanish. Thats a closed case, Ramirez said. I am the protagonist and I closed it. When a reporter asked Ramirez to give them something, he replied Not my problem.
Ramirez got into an SUV driven by his sister. She stated, Hes my brother and we love him no matter what.
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