Cubs P Marmol says abuse allegations are 'lies' - New York News

Cubs P Marmol says abuse allegations are 'lies'

Posted: Updated:

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol has vigorously defended himself against allegations of domestic assault by a 24-year-old woman in the Dominican Republic.
 
   No criminal charges have been filed against the 30-year-old right-hander, though a civil suit has been filed.
 
   Marmol arrived in training camp Monday and spoke publicly for the first time about the accusations.
 
   He calls them "lies" and says his attorneys are considering a countersuit claiming extortion and seeking jail time for his accuser.
 
   "I didn't do anything," he said. "It is about money. The first thing, when they went to the police, was they asked for money right away. And I know I didn't do anything. . I gave a ride to this girl, and she pretended that I hurt and tried to have sex with her. And I never did that."
 
   Marmol is unsure whether the civil proceedings back home would require him to miss time during spring training to attend hearings.
 
   "They try to hurt me because everybody knows me in the Dominican and in Chicago, too," he said. "They tried to make me scared by trying to hurt my reputation in baseball and my future . (to) get money. But I'm not going to give them my money because I didn't do anything."
 
   The Cubs looked into the allegations when they were first reported and support Marmol's claims.
 
   "All we can do is evaluate it on the merits, and so far what we've seen backs Carlos' story, and we're going to continue to support him," said Theo Epstein, the Cubs' president of baseball operations. "And we expect this matter will be behind us shortly, based on the way it's proceeding in the Dominican courts."

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share Your Sports Photos & Video

Submit Your Sports Photos
  • Chicago CubsCubsMore>>

  • Cubs, Cards split doubleheader

    Cubs, Cards split doubleheader

    Sunday, August 31 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-31 16:04:22 GMT
    Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 13-2 Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader.
    Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 13-2 Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader.
  • Cubs hit 3 more HRs, beat Cards 5-1 in DH opener

    Cubs hit 3 more HRs, beat Cards 5-1 in DH opener

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:30:00 GMT
    Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the...
    Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener...
  • Soler's 2 HRs, Baez double sends Cubs past Cards

    Soler's 2 HRs, Baez double sends Cubs past Cards

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:28:48 GMT
    Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night.
    Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices