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Andruw Jones a past supporter of domestic violence charity

Andruw and Nicole Jones during a 2010 interview to discuss Jaden's Ladder, a nonprofit that helps survivors of domestic violence. They hosted an annual event benefiting the charity for several years. Photo by Jennifer Brett, jbrett@ajc.com.

Andruw and Nicole Jones during a 2010 interview to discuss Jaden's Ladder, a nonprofit that helps survivors of domestic violence. They hosted an annual event benefiting the charity for several years. Photo by Jennifer Brett, jbrett@ajc.com.

Former Atlanta Braves player Andruw Jones, arrested on Christmas Day on a battery charge stemming from what police call a domestic dispute involving his wife, has been a major supporter of a charity that helps survivors of domestic violence.

In 2010 we interviewed Jones and his wife, Nicole Jones, in advance of that year’s “Fairway Affair, ” a golf tournament and gala benefiting the charity Jaden’s Ladder.

“We hope to be able to help more families, ” Nicole Jones said then.

The couple hosted the annual event for several years. In 2008, the couple donated $75,000 to Jaden’s Ladder, and that year’s gala featured an appearance by colorful and controversial MLB figure Pete Rose. At that year’s gala, a jersey signed by Rose fetched $45,000.

Before the 2008 gala, we visited the Joneses in their Sugarloaf Country Club home. Jones said he got involved with the organization to honor his mother.

“I’ve got so much respect for my mom, ” he said then. “My mom kept me on that straight path.”

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Pierre Du Mont La Travaiotta

December 26th, 2012
9:54 am

Sounds like he was trying to assemble an Ikea computer table.

Those things will drive anyone to violence

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aaron ashmore

December 26th, 2012
10:05 am

I really hate this. Prayerfully the charges will be dropped, but he will have to complete the dom viol course-about 6 months and have some fines to pay. Again, I pray it works out.

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Pierre Du Mont La Travaiotta

December 26th, 2012
10:36 am

What the hell is prayerfully?

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SeeLow

December 26th, 2012
2:22 pm

@Pierre Du Mont La Travaiiotta…I agree with the Ikea jab, me and wifey bought a bedroom set 2 years ago and as we were trying to put it together we got into a big fight and I spent the night in the slammer. Now 2 years later that bedroom set is in the garage and I am in the basement while my wife is upstairs enjoying a new bedroom from rooms to go. The only consolation is that I now get to watch all of the games uninterupted, not a bad trade-off, but I will never go to Ikea again. Just a little advice to all the guys trying to get out of a relationship go to Ikea and try to assemble it with wifey or girlfriend. That should free you!!!!!!!!

G-dub

December 26th, 2012
2:25 pm

dick whiskey

December 26th, 2012
2:42 pm

old washed up has-been,got all the money then got fat and lazy,wasted a LOT OF TALENT

G-dub

December 26th, 2012
3:22 pm

I disagree DW… 18 years in the majors and over 100million earned is hardly a waste of talent.

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300yearsofPAYBACK

December 27th, 2012
7:57 pm

Vanilla Ice Cream eaten daily makes one CRAZY too !

I dropped my fried twinkie

December 28th, 2012
1:31 am

White women just don’t know their place when they marry an athlete.

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December 28th, 2012
3:36 pm

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E moody

December 30th, 2012
2:29 pm

She made here bed let her sleep in she probly got what she deserved

tom wise

December 31st, 2012
10:09 am

ever notice these rich black ballplayers always end up with white women

E moody

December 31st, 2012
10:35 am

She is not going anywhere she knows where her meal ticket comes from