By CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ The wife of former baseball star Manny Ramirez calmly told a sheriff’s dispatcher in a 911 call that her husband had struck her at their suburban home.
“My husband just hit me,” Juliana Ramirez says on the tape released Tuesday by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Juliana then says she was struck on her face and head and has a bump on her head. But she also declined medical attention.
Manny Ramirez was arrested Monday on a domestic battery charge. The former World Series MVP was released Tuesday on $2,500 bail. He declined to comment to reporters.
Ramirez retired in April from the Tampa Bay Rays after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. He could have faced a 100-game suspension for a second violation of Major League Baseball’s drug policy.
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