Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 1/2/13
The wife of former MLB All-Star Andruw Jones has filed for divorce about a week after she called police about an alleged domestic violence incident that occurred at their home. According to the Associated Press, Nicole Jones filed a divorce complaint in an Atlanta court Monday saying their 10-year marriage is “irretrievably broken.” Nicole called police shortly after midnight on Christmas to say that Andruw threatened her life. Details from the AP: The couple fought around 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 25 after Nicole Jones asked her husband to help prepare their home for Christmas morning, a Gwinnett County police report said. She tried to go upstairs, but her husband grabbed her by the ankle and dragged her down some stairs, the report said. He got on top of her and said, ”I want to kill you,” according to the report. Nicole says she was able to push Andruw off her because he was drunk. She says she went to her parents’ home after the fight. Police took pictures of her which injuries on her neck. The two have a 9-year-old son of whom Nicole is seeking primary custody. Andruw broke into the big leagues in 1996 at age 19. He went on to have a 17-year career, and he was a five-time All-Star while with the Atlanta Braves. He spent the past few seasons as a reserve player, and he signed to play in Japan for the upcoming season. His deal with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles does not seem to be in jeopardy despite the arrest.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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