Boston police responded to a 911 call shortly after midnight Thursday night and were told by Myers' wife and two eye witnesses that Brett Myers had hit his wife on the left side of the face. Accounts differed on whether he hit her with an open hand or a fist and one account also said that he pulled her hair during the assault.
Myers was arraigned Friday and pleaded not guilty to assault charges and was released on $200 bail posted by his wife, Kim. The judge who allowed the bail and accepted the plea ordered Myers to not initiate contact with his wife and warned him that if he is arrested again on any charges, he could automatically be held in prison for up to two months. According to court documents, Myers can be with his wife, but only if she agrees to him being with her. Myers is due back in court on August 4th in connection with the charges.
The Phillies haven't released a statement about the incident and also haven't commented on whether or not Myers will pitch in his next scheduled start, which comes on Saturday.
The couple were married in September of 2002 and have two children.