Dallas Latos, wife of Reds pitcher, says Pirates fan attacked her (video)


Mat and Dallas Latos in a January 2012 photo. (Michael E. Keating / AP)

Dallas Latos, the wife of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos, was among 20-30 people who were involved in what Pittsburgh police said was a mostly verbal altercation during the Reds’ National League wild-card game against the Pirates on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.

Police do not intend to file charges, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, although Latos is free to file a private criminal complaint. In a press conference, Sgt. John Fisher said that police were treating the incident, which occurred in PNC Park’s Budweiser Bowtie Bar late in the game as a “he said/she said” altercation and made no arrests. Alcohol was a factor, Fisher said, and Latos and her group had left the area reserved for players’ wives before the incident began.

Near the end of the game, Latos tweeted that a man had insulted the grandmother of a Reds player and called Latos a name when she asked him to stop.

 

Fisher said that Latos declined medical attention and had no visible injuries. Latos continued to reply to tweets and, after the press conference added:

 

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · October 2, 2013