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Steven Wright domestic assault case likely to be dismissed

Alex Reimer
December 22, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright’s domestic assault case is one step closer to dismissal. The Boston Herald reports the case has been retired for one year by the Williamson County Courthouse in Tennessee. If no additional charges against Wright surface within the next 12 months, the case will be dropped.

Wright was arrested earlier this month following an argument with his wife. He was charged with domestic assault and preventing a 911 call and released on $2,500 bail.

After Wright’s arrest, his lawyer issued a statement from the family saying the episode was “purely emotional” and no physical contact was made. 

Even though it’s likely Wright won’t be criminally charged, he could still face discipline from MLB. The league’s domestic violence policy allows it to punish offenders regardless of their legal standing.

The family released an additional statement Thursday.

Wright, 33, went 1-3 with an 8.25 ERA  in five starts last season, before missing the rest of the campaign with a knee injury. He was an All-Star in 2016. 

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