Manny Ramirez Charged With Domestic Battery
He allegedly knocked wife into a headboard
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2011 5:28 AM CDT
This booking photo shows former baseball player Manuel "Manny" Ramirez after being arrested Monday due to a domestic dispute at his Weston, Fla., home. Ramirez is being charged with battery.   (AP Photo/Broward County Sheriff's Office)
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(Newser) – Retirement won't get him out of this one. Manny Ramirez was arrested yesterday and charged with battery, after his wife, Juliana, told police he had slapped her in the face so hard that she banged her head on their bed's headboard. Her injuries weren't serious enough to require medical attention, but she said she'd called police because she was afraid things would escalate, according to the AP.

Ramirez denied hitting his wife, saying she'd hit her head when he "shrugged" her, but the marks on her were consistent with her story. TMZ reports that Ramirez was led out of his Weston, Fla., home in handcuffs, and is currently in custody.