About a week after Andruw Jones was accused of injuring and threating his wife on Christmas Day, his wife filed for divorce.
According to media reports, Nicole Jones said their 10-year marriage is ''irretrievably broken,'' according to the divorce complaint filed in Gwinnett Superior Court on Monday.
Nicole Jones is seeking joint legal and primary custody of the couple's son, who is 10. Also, she wants a judge to nullify their prenuptial agreement.
According to the Gwinnett Police incident report, Jones, a former All Star outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, grabbed his wife around her neck during the incident at their home in the Sugarloaf development in Duluth. The alleged attack, which happened about 1:30 a.m., left "visible" injuries around Nicole Jones' neck. Andruw Jones also reportedly said, "I want to kill you."
The incident reportedly happened after Nicole Jones asked her husband to help prepare their home for Christmas morning. Nicole Jones said her husband had "several" alcoholic beverages during a Christmas Eve gathering at their home.
When police responded, Andruw Jones was asleep in the bedroom of the couples' home in his clothes. Nicole Jones had called police from her parents' house, which is nearby. Andruw Jones was released from jail on bond later December 25 from the battery charge.
Andruw Jones played for Atlanta from 1996-2007, and with the New York Yankess in 2012. He has a contract to play in Japan next season.