MLB: No Charges In Fan Incident With Reds SP Mat Latos' Wife

No charges were filed or arrests made in the fan incident regarding Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos' wife, Dallas Latos, during the Wild Card game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Oct 2 2013, 6:54pm CDT | by

MLB: No Charges In Fan Incident With Reds SP Mat Latos' Wife
Photo Credit: Getty Images

No charges were filed or arrests made in the fan incident involving the wife of Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

According to Liz Navratil of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dallas Latos was with two women who were among seven people authorities wanted to eject from PNC Park during the Reds' Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Pirates

The seven individuals were part of a bigger group comprised of 20 to 30 Reds and Pirates fans who yelled at and threatened each other with violence at PNC Park's Budweiser Bowtie Bar in right field at 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 1.  

Ms. Latos told police that a woman punched her two or three times in the head and neck area, per Pittsburgh police Sgt. John Fisher. 

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported on Oct. 2 that Ms. Latos "had no noticeable injuries and did not say she had been injured." 

Navratil provides more details in her report:

"Because officers did not witness the fight, they treated the matter as a 'he said/she said,' the sergeant said.

"He (Fisher) said police identified the woman they suspect punched Ms. Latos but did not arrest her because they did not witness the fight and, even if they did, it's likely it would have only risen to the level of a harrassment or simple assault charge, for which they would have sent the woman a summons.

"Instead, he said, police passed that woman's name along to Ms. Latos and told her she could file a private complaint with a judge if she wished."

The report from Cincinnati confirms that Ms. Latos' two female companions and five Pirates fans were escorted by authorites out of PNC Park. 

Fisher also affirmed that everyone involved in the incident was intoxicated and that Ms. Latos' group left their area reserved for players' wives before the argument ensued.

Reds spokesman Rob Butcher says the team already reached out to the Pirates regarding the matter and that they will have no further comment.  

His counterpart, Pirates spokesman Brian Warecki, assured the public that fan safety is a "top priority" and that the issue was turned over to police after stadium security workers were unable to control the situation.

Ms. Latos' husband, Mat Latos, sat out the game for the Reds due to a sore elbow.

Cincinnati was eliminated when it lost 6-2 to Pittsburgh, which will advance to the 2013 NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals. 

 
 
 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Indian bowlers in fine form in second practice match
Adelaide, Dec 4 (IANS) Pacer Varun Aaron powered India's bowling charge, picking four wickets here Thursday, to bowl out Cricket Australia XI for 243 runs in Day 1 of their final two-day tour game before the four-Test series against Australia.
 
 
Aguero to 'try and convince' Messi to join City
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Manchester City star forward Sergio Aguero has vowed to try and persuade Argentine team-mate Lionel Messi into signing with the English football club.
 
 
Harris raring to make a comeback from injury
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris Thursday said he is both physically and mentally fit to make a comeback to the national squad, to play the first Commonwealth Bank Test against India starting Dec 9.
 
 
European golfing duo target Thailand meet
Chonburi (Thailand), Dec 4 (IANS) Two of Europe's most consistent performers will be looking to end 2014 with a bang at the Thailand Golf Championship which takes place at the award-winning Amata Spring Country Club Dec 11-14.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human. The simple zigzag pattern found on a fossilized shell from the Indonesian island of Java has...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Insects compete with rats to clear garbage
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Insects play a very important role in cleaning up cities and they compete with other pests like rats and pigeons in their endeavour, a study has said. Scientists sampled arthropods - such as...
Read more on Business Balla
 
School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Police officials said the armed men opened fire at the vehicle of Zahid Ali,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said. This increased the toll to 16, including six South Koreans and 10...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing". Lydia Cawson, 29, said that she and her girlfriend were asked by a staff...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Oceans play key role in global 'warming hiatus'
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Increased heat uptake across three oceans - North Atlantic, the Southern Ocean and Equatorial Pacific Ocean - is the likely cause of the 'warming hiatus' -- the current decade-long slowdown in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Novel imaging to identify if TB drugs are working
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis patients who are not cured of the infection can develop multi-drug resistant TB and have to take as many as six drugs for two years. Now, researchers at University of Pittsburgh...
Read more on Business Balla
 
PM makes first appointment to High Court of Australia
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government Thursday appointed former Victorian Supreme Court judge Geoffrey Nettle as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia. Attorney General George...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
18 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 suspected militants were killed Thursday in airstrikes conducted by Pakistan Air Force fighter jets in North Waziristan. According to officials, the airstrikes were conducted in...
Read more on Politics Balla