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Rakuten Eagles not currently thinking of canceling contract with Andruw Jones

by on Dec.27, 2012 @ 5:52 pm, under NPB

As of now, it does not appear as though the Rakuten Eagles will try to get out their contract with Andruw Jones.

"We are keeping in touch with our staff in America* as we gather additional information.  Based on what we know right now, it was a domestic dispute that got out of hand.  As long as their are no surprises, we would like to continue moving forward with a contract.  When we spoke to him over the phone, he said there was no physical violence involved," said team president Yozo Tachibana.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/27/2012 (15:39)

* The Eagles had actually sent some staff to the US to meet Casey McGehee.  When this news broke, they were diverted to Atlanta to see Jones.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/27/2012

The latest on Jones, from Philly.com:

... "Due to Andruw's level of intoxication, Nicole said that she was able to push him back and move away from him," the report states. Nicole Jones then went to her parents' house.

Police said they found injuries on her neck, which they photographed for evidence.

... "Andruw did not respond and it appeared as though he was passed out in his clothes," the officer wrote. "I touched Andruw on the arm and said 'Gwinnett County police, Andruw, we need to speak with you.' Andruw woke up and appeared dazed. He appeared heavily intoxicated and confused about why officers were standing in his bedroom."