Steven Wright Domestic Violence Case Retired by Court

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistDecember 21, 2017

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright is seen in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright had his domestic violence case retired by a Tennessee court earlier this week. 

Per Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald, a Williamson County courthouse clerk said Wright's case was retired Tuesday ahead of his scheduled court appearance today. 

“It’s over with,” the clerk said about Wright's case. “It’s done.”

As noted by Mastrodonato, retiring the case is the first step toward a dismissal that can happen in 12 months if Wright doesn't commit any other offenses. 

Wright was arrested and charged with domestic assault following an argument with his wife at their home in Nashville on Dec. 8. 

In a statement released on the family's behalf by Alex Little, Wright's lawyer, Wright admitted to saying things he regretted, via Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston:

"On Friday night, Steven was arrested at our home following a verbal argument, and the police charged him with domestic assault. Although he said things he deeply regrets, he did not raise his hand at anyone during the incident, and the situation was purely emotional. We are working together as a family to make our relationships stronger, and we ask that you respect our privacy as we do so."

Wright is still subject to a possible fine and/or suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.

Entering his sixth MLB season in 2018, Wright has spent his entire career with the Red Sox. He only made five starts last season after having knee surgery in May. 

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