The Washington Nationals announced that assistant hitting coach Jacque Jones was suspended pending a legal matter minutes before Friday's Game 1 of the NLDS - a game they would lose 3-0 to the Chicago Cubs.

The team said Jones' suspension with pay was due to a pending legal matter that the club is investigating. Court documents obtained by USA TODAY Sports spell out what that legal matter appears to be: a revenge porn lawsuit that lists both Jones and the Nationals as defendants.

According to the lawsuit filed last week in San Diego Superior Court, Jones allegedly distributed multiple nude photos of the plaintiff --- referenced as Jane Doe in the filing -- after Jones and the woman’s relationship ended in August. The Nationals were served with the lawsuit on Friday, Rory Pendergast, an attorney for Jones' ex-girlfriend, told USA TODAY Sports.

“Ask ya homegirl if she wants these back?” Jones allegedly wrote to a Facebook friend in a message that accompanied the images. “I see your post and she's on some bull (expletive). She's loony and the type of chick that makes a (expletive) wanna stay single."