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Dodgers News: Julio Urias’ Case Gets a Little More Complicated

Julio Urias’ case just got a little more complicated

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iSep 23, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias (7) celebrates after the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Dodgers’ Julio Urias was arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse after an altercation in Los Angeles. Originally, the reports confirmed that video evidence had made it pretty clear that Urias was in that wrong and that the arrest was valid.

It now seems a little bit more unclear at the moment, as new reports seem to be coming out every couple of hours updating the situation. TMZ Sports is reporting this morning that there are multiple people in law enforcement that believe Urias’ case is “weak” at best. They are also reporting that the video evidence that had been previously suggested to be damning, now looks to be lacking “criminal intent”‘.

Urias allegedly used his hands to stop the woman from leaving the area during a heated argument, not a shove as was previously thought. The woman did, however, go to the ground at one point during the altercation.

TMZ Sports also went on to make a very good point that we would like to echo:

We’re not trying to minimize the seriousness of the situation — but rather, this is what we’re being told by people who are involved in the case.

It is very important to us that our readers understand we are presenting that news and accounts as they are released, and hopefully without any sort of bias. The situation does not seem to be clearing up for those of us without inside knowledge, but it does seem to be working itself out one way or another.

Urias was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of battery and ended up in jail for the night. He was released on bail Tuesday morning and placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball.

We will update you as the situation continues to develop.

Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. This is exactly why in lots of cases people should mind their own business…every idiot with a smart phone thinks their a knight in white armor…really they just cause more problems for others.

  2. I agree with you. People with cell phone cameras see an actress or an athlete and start taking videos of them. Then release them to you tube with no verification of what actually was going. She said nothing was like witnesses said and what video at first was reported to show. People need to mind their own business

  3. If the incident would’ve happened some place else there would’ve not had an arrest but it’s always about where did the crime occur.

  4. Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail in this matter, and a full investigation will support Julio Urias’ side of the story. If not, then we head to a different direction. As is often said, sun light is the best disinfectant!!!! We will get to the bottom of this mess!!!! Go Blue!!!

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