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Baseball Writer Jonah Keri Arrested, Charged With Assault On His Wife [Updates]

Baseball writer Jonah Keri, who works for The Athletic, Sportsnet, and DraftKings, was arrested Thursday and charged after an alleged assault on his wife, as reported today by CTV Montreal.

Keri faces three counts of assault as well as one count of uttering death threats. He appeared in court today and was granted bail but was told to stay 250 meters from his wife, not have any weapons, and to remove his possessions from their house within 10 days.

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The three counts appear to be for separate incidents in July 2018, May 2019, and July 2019, according to the report. The couple married in July 2018.

The Athletic released a statement saying Keri has been indefinitely suspended.

Update (2:03 p.m. ET): Here’s the charge sheet, via reporter Kelly Greig.

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Keri’s lawyer Louis Morena also provided a statement:

“Death threats are sometimes said in a moment of anger especially when there’s an emotional situation of divorce and you’re seeing your family go down the drain,” Morena told reporters.

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Update (2:53 p.m. ET): Here’s Sportsnet’s statement:

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Update (5:01 p.m. ET): From DraftKings:

Jonah Keri is a freelance contributor for DraftKings. We have suspended that relationship, pending results of the investigation.

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[CTV Montreal]

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