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Terrence Howard faces domestic violence suit

Empire and Iron Man star Terrence Howard has been accused of domestic violence by his ex partner, Michelle Ghent. An alleged abuse incident occurred in a Costa Rica rental home in 2013, The International Business Times reported. Legal documents filed in Los Angeles revealed that in July 2013, Howard beat Ghent within an inch of […]

Chiefs released cornerback Justin Cox over domestic violence arrest

The Chiefs released cornerback Justin Cox a day after the rookie agent was arrested and charged with trespassing, burglary of residence, and domestic violence, The Kansas City Star reported on July 21. On Monday, the rookie free agent from Mississippi State was taken into custody over the alleged incident that happened at an apartment complex […]

UFC Ring Girl’s husband arrested over battery charges

Aaron Zalewski, the husband of 28-year-old UFC Ring Girl Brittney Palmer, was arrested over charges of criminal threats, attempted murder and spousal battery after assaulting his wife in an alleged domestic violence incident last month, Fox News reported on July 8. Police documents obtained by TMZ show Zalewksi allegedly beat Palmer after overhearing a casting […]

Journey drummer arrested over domestic violence charge

50-year-old Journey drummer Deen Castronovo is facing charges after inflicting physical injury on a woman in an alleged domestic violence incident, the Gulf News reported on June 18. According to the report, the drummer was booked in Salem, Oregon on June 14, over charges of misdemeanor assault and menacing. He was released on bail and was scheduled to face […]

49ers fullback entered a no-contest plea over domestic violence charge

27-year-old San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller will undergo a 16-week counseling course after entering a no-contest plea to a misdemeanor charge over an altercation with his former fiancé, Mercury News reported June 2. Miller was charged with a misdemeanor for disturbing the peace after a heated argument with his then fiancé in a parking garage […]

Chicago Bears defensive end McDonald fired by the team

Defensive tackle Ray McDonald has been fired by the Chicago Bears following his arrest on suspicion of child endangerment and domestic violence in Northern California, the ABC News reported on May 26. Despite McDonald’s “history of legal issues,” he was able to sign a one-year contract with the Bears in late March. The Chicago Bears […]

WNBA All-Stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson suspended for 7 games

The WNBA suspended two All-Stars players, Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson, for seven games over their domestic violence arrest in April, KXXV reported on May 16. The suspension, which accounts for nearly one-fifth of the entire 34-week game season, is the longest suspension the WNBA has imposed on any players. The two, who got married this […]

Mercury player Brittney Griner withdraws from WNBA training camp

WNBA Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner dropped out of the WNBA training camp to deal with personal issues–namely 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling, Fox Sports reported on May 4. This comes after Griner entered a diversion agreement where she will plead guilty to disorderly conduct after reportedly assaulting her fiancée and WNBA co-player, Glory Johnson. She […]

John Philbin gets 30 days and probation for wielding a gun in dispute

54-year-old ex-actor John Philbin has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for flaunting a loaded gun during a heated domestic violence incident, the Daily Mail reported on April 5. Philbin, who is now a professional surf instructor, has also been placed on three years probation after pleading not guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge. The […]

Bulldogs defensive lineman arrested for domestic violence

21-year-old defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor has been dismissed by Alabama following an arrest over allegations of domestic violence and criminal mischief, CBS Sports reported on Sunday, March 29. Taylor was arrested Saturday evening over accusations that he assaulted his girlfriend, causing her to sustain minor injuries to her neck. He was charged with third degree […]