Vicente Padilla was involved in an "incident" last night in Denver. Per CBS Channel 4 in Denver:
Denver Police are investigating allegations against Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Vicente Padilla. Officers were called to the Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Denver early Saturday morning.
Police will only say they were called to 1881 Curtis St. at 3:51 a.m. Saturday in regards to allegations against Padilla. Officers will not confirm what those allegations are or who made them.
Police hope to have more details as they continue their investigation. A news conference is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday for a briefing on those allegations.
The Associated Press reported that Padilla was not arrested.
Padilla was scheduled to throw a simulated game today at Coors Field, as he battles back from his irritated radial nerve in his right arm. Last night Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reported this:
Padilla, on the disabled list since April 23, has been throwing regular bullpen sessions, however he has felt some minor sensation lower in the arm that club medics believe is from therapy and not part of the original injury. He only began throwing breaking balls off a mound earlier this week.
If the simulated game goes well, Padilla might next try a Minor League rehab assignment. He'll probably need to make three starts in the Minors before he's ready to return to the Dodgers rotation.
The news conference by the Denver police department is scheduled for 3pm Pacific time.
Thanks to Andrew "Poseidon's Fist" Fisher of Purple Row for the heads up.
UPDATE: After an investigation, the Denver police found no evidence to support allegations that a crime occurred, and no charges were filed against Padilla. Padilla's attorney, David Lane, said the original call came from a female, "a friend of Padilla," saying that Padilla slapped her. However, Lane said the woman later changed her story, and there was no evidence of her being slapped. Padilla and the woman, who flew in from out of state, were at a club last night, and the woman was jealous of attention received by Padilla from other women, said Lane.