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Francisco Rodriguez, Mets Relief Ace, Charged with Assaulting Father-In-Law at Stadium

Francisco Rodriguez (Al Bello/Getty)
Mets Ace Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez Suspended After Assaulting His Father-In-Law
Francisco Rodriguez (Al Bello/Getty)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) It's a bad day at the ballpark for Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez who is charged with assaulting his father-in-law at a Citi Field family lounge following Thursday night's game against the Colorado Rockies.

The Mets suspended the 28-year-old pitcher nicknamed K-Rod for his many strikeouts; no pay for two games after the alleged clash with his 53-year-old father-in-law, reports The New York Post.

"Mind your own f ***ing business!," Rodriguez reportedly shouted at journalists inquiring about the incident.

Although it is unclear what sparked the confrontation, it is believed that Rodriguez, who is known for being emotional and at times explosive, was upset that he had been passed over in a bases loaded situation in the eighth inning, says The New York Post.

Unfortunately for the Mets, who had been ahead for the entire game, the team then fell victim to Rockies' infielder Melvin Mora's big swing and game-winning grand slam.

According to the newspaper, after the scuffle which occurred around 10:15 p.m., Rodriguez spent the night in police custody at Citi Field for security purposes. He was to be arraigned at Queens Criminal Court on a charge of third-degree assault.

His father-in-law Carlos Pena was taken to the hospital and treated for a scraped face and a bump on his head, says The New York Post.