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Report: Steve Lyons facing domestic battery charge

August 05, 2017 - 10:25 pm

According to the Boston Globe, the reason for Steve Lyons' recent absence from NESN's Red Sox broadcasts is due to a domestic battery charge stemming from an incudent at his Hermosa Beach, Calif. home in January.

The report states that Lyons was arrested and charged with domestic battery. It goes on to state that the arresting officer wrote in his report that Lyons' girlfriend suffered injuries to her face.

The former Red Sox utility player, who has regularly contributed to the NESN pregame and postgame shows, while occasionally filling in on the game broadcasts, would be facing a September trial if charges aren't dismissed.

Lyons' attorney, Richard A. Hutton, told the Globe that he expects his client "to be completely 100 percent vindicated" of the charges. Hutton went on to tell the newspaper, "His girlfriend, Stacey, told authorities within 36 hours of the incident that he had never struck her or touched her in an offensive way. And we expect him to be vindicated either prior to trial or if it goes to a jury trial."

Hutton reiterated to the Globe that the police report was based on information given by Lyons' girlfriend, who was at the house at the time of the Jan. 14 incident. The attorney stated the friend of Lyons' girlfriend never witnessed anything getting physical. The police report, however, indicated that the situation included some verbal and physical confrontations.

According to Hutton, the 57-year-old Lyons "never laid a hand on her," going on to tell the Globe the couple of remained together since the incident.