Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena has been released after his mandatory 48-hour detainment by Mexican authorities following allegations against the player related to a dispute over his daughter.
In a portion of the incident filmed, Arozarena can be seen holding his daughter by his car while arguing with a crowd (which includes a responding police officer) about the care his daughter was receiving.
Mexican newspapers detailed allegations related to the incident that led to his being detained, such as attempted kidnapping of his daughter without the consent of her family, and battery of his ex-partner’s father. The allegations were inconsistent from news source to news source and, as with all aspects of this story, details remain unclear.
Local newspaper Por Esto! reports that Arozarena was released after the judge could not find elements to support the claims, which was corroborated by Arozarena’s attorney Carlos Chable. Meanwhile, ESPN’s Victor Alvarez reports a settlement has been reached:
Legal sources in Yucatan state told ESPN that Arozarena was released from all charges when he reached an agreement with his former partner, who determined not to take legal action against the Rays player.
The settlement could be related to matters outside the allegations made, such as custody or continued child support.
In either case, the allegations made against Arozarena in the local press were not substantiated in court.