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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Police Question Matthews Jr. About Murphy Knee Injury

Syracuse Police today detained and questioned Mets outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. today about his possible involvement in an on-field incident last night that may cost Daniel Murphy the rest of the season. 

Murphy was injured in a AAA game yesterday when he was rolled by Skychief outfielder Leonard Davis.  It is no coincidence that Davis is a long time associate of Matthews and the two were suspected of tampering with Carlos Beltran's knee brace earlier this year.  No charges were ever filed in that incident due to lack of evidence.

The cornerstone of this investigation however is surveillance footage obtained by the Syracuse Police which appears to capture a meeting that occurred this morning outside of a shady Syracuse motel.  The footage is believed to show Matthews paying off Davis for services rendered.  Services possibly rendered to the knee of Daniel Murphy.

Matthews insists that he was simply using his off day to pay off an old golf wager and he has done nothing wrong.  At the moment it does not look like any charges will be filed and the Syracuse PD won't be making a move until they have interviewed Davis and Murphy as well. 

Sergeant Rick Leach of the Syracuse Police Department is optimistic they will eventually be able to build a case.  "These guys can't be allowed to continue to flaunt their indiscretions this way.", says Leach.  "The fact that they are doing the deal in full uniform is a slap in the face to law enforcement everywhere.  The one guy is wearing a batting helmet for Pete's sake." 

So for the moment it appears that Matthews Jr's roster spot is safe.  If you ask us, this sounds like a case for Lance Strongjaw.

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3 comments:

  1. I can TOTALLY see Matthews wearing his uniform out on his days off....especially considering he probably realizes he won't be wearing one for much longer.

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  2. And that's Matthews car in the picture, right?

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  3. Well there goes that theory: http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/04/mets-designate-matthews-for-assignment/?src=twt&twt=nytimesbats

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