Manny Ramirez arrested in domestic altercation [Updated]
Trouble still seems to follow Manny Ramirez.
Ramirez electrified Dodger Stadium after joining the Dodgers the final two months of the 2008 season. Then came a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs early in 2009 and a disappointing, if confusing, 2010 season before the Dodgers ultimately released him.
When he tested positive a second time in April for PEDs, Ramirez retired from the Tampa Bay Rays and baseball. Ramirez had made over $200 million during his 16-year career, but apparently could not go off quietly into the sunset.
Monday evening Ramirez, 39, was arrested at his Weston, Fla., home over a domestic incident and taken away by police in handcuffs. The story was first reported by TMZ.com.
[Updated at 7:50 p.m.: A police report obtained by the Associated Press said Ramirez and his wife were arguing in their bedroom when he slapped her face, causing her to hit her head on their bed's headboard. He was arrested and charged by police with battery.
AP reported Ramirez denied hitting his wife, according to the report, and told a deputy she hit her head after he shrugged her. Ramirez's wife had injuries consistent with her story but did not want medical treatment.]
-- Steve Dilbeck
Photo: Manny Ramirez in the Dodgers' dugout last season. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times