Cubs’ Carlos Marmol to address sexual-assault charges
BY GORDON WITTENMYER firstname.lastname@example.org May 16, 2013 8:34PM
Cubs relief pitcher Carlos Marmol reacts after striking out Alex Gonzalez in the eighth inning of the Chicago Cubs 7-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in the Cubs home opener Monday April 8, 2013 at the Wrigley Field. | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times
Updated: May 16, 2013 9:53PM
Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol has been ordered to address months-old civil charges of sexual assault in a hearing Monday near his home in the Dominican Republic, according to a media report from that country.
But Marmol, who strongly has proclaimed his innocence since the first public reports of the allegations, won’t be required to travel home for the hearing, according to his representatives. In fact, they don’t expect him to be required to return home during the season for anything related to the case.
Marmol has made a counter claim of extortion and has said he won’t pay even a modest settlement to his 24-year-old accuser for something he didn’t do.
Police declined to file charges after an investigation.
“Marmol still feels he didn’t do anything, and right now we’ve just got to let it run its course,” said the reliever’s agent, Paul Kinzer. “His lawyer is over there working on it now.”