Francisco Rodriguez was in court Wednesday to face seven counts of criminal contempt charges for violating a restraining order. The Mets pitcher sent 56 text messages to the mother of his children, Dalan Pena, after he was ordered not to contact her in the wake of his Aug. 11 attack against her father.
In the Queens courtroom, District Attorney Scott Kessler painted a more evil picture of K-Rod than the one that already exists.
Hothead fireballer K-Rod once beat his girlfriend so badly she had to be hospitalized, a Queens prosecutor said Wednesday.
“He’s not naive and loving,” Kessler told Queens Justice Ira Margulis. “He’s merely manipulating and controlling.”
Rodriguez’s attorney naturally refuted the claim, and a D.A. saying the incident happened doesn’t necessarily make it true. The alleged incident supposedly occurred in Venezuela and the Mets say they saw nothing about it when doing their background check before signing the right-hander.
A prosecutor’s job is to make the accused look bad, so Kessler obviously has a motive. That being said, it seems like it would be extremely risky for him to make such a claim without some sort of evidence to support it. That would be a pretty elaborate and severe story to pull out of thin air. We aren’t saying it’s true, but let’s just say it wouldn’t shock us if it were.Google+