Manny Ramirez out of jail, ordered to have no contact with wife
Manny Ramirez was released from Broward County Jail on $2,500 bail Tuesday, a day after being arrested on a domestic-battery charge and accused of slapping his wife at their South Florida home.
The former Dodgers star was ordered by Broward Circuit Judge Jon Hurley to have no direct contact with his wife, Juliana.
Ramirez was met by several family members when he left jail just before noon EDT and had little to say to reporters while getting into a white Cadillac Escalade. "Let me see, where's my family?" he said in response to questions from the gathered media.
One reporter pressed him, saying, "You have to give us something." Ramirez responded, "Not my problem."
He did speak to another TV reporter in Spanish and put his arm around two of the female reporters.
A woman who refused to give her name spoke briefly before rolling up the car window: "He's my brother, we love him no matter what. He's an amazing guy, and we love him no matter what."
Broward County sheriff's officials say the former World Series MVP with the Boston Red Sox slapped his wife's face during an argument Monday, causing her to hit her head on a headboard. Ramirez has denied hitting his wife, authorities say.
-- Chuck Schilken
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Manny Ramirez leaves the Broward County Jail. Credit: Joe Cavaretta / South Florida Sun-Sentinel