Posted by Mack Ade at 10:05 AM
A New Jersey judge agreed Thursday to drop the simple-assault charge against New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia, ending the legal proceeding stemming from a domestic violence allegation. Municipal court judge John DeSheplo accepted Fort Lee prosecutor Arthur Balsamo's recommendation that the misdemeanor charge be dismissed. Balsamo had met with Familia's wife, Bianca Rivas, before Thursday's hearing in Fort Lee Municipal Court. Rivas, represented by her own attorney, did not wish for the case to be pursued.