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Falcons Player Arrested: Safety William Moore Charged With Battery

Atlanta Falcons player William Moore was arrested this week on a battery charge.

According to the Shutdown Corner, Moore was booked into the Fulton County Jail on Thursday following a dispute with an unidentified woman. Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said that Moore “threw the victim’s phone and grabbed the victim’s shoulder.”

A spokesperson for the Falcons said in a statement: “We are aware of the situation involving William Moore and are in the process of gathering more information … Because this is now a legal matter, the club will have no further comment at this time.”

According to CBS, Moore appeared in court Friday morning and was released on $2,500 bond.

Moore, who was drafted in 2009 by the Falcons, had four interceptions and 59 tackles during the 2012 season and earned a spot as a Pro Bowl alternate.

The defensive player was set to become a free agent this year but the Falcons recently signed him to a five-year contract extension worth $30 million with the Atlanta Falcons. Moore is guaranteed $14 million but the Shut Down Corner reports that a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy could void that guarantee.

Moore has 159 career tackles (209 combined) and 11 career interceptions. The Falcons have not said if Moore’s legal troubles will affect his off-season workouts.

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