Former Chicago Bears receiver David Terrell was arrested on Friday (April 13) and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after he allegedly grabbed his ex-girlfriend and threatened her during a heated argument.
Terrell, the eighth overall pick in 2001 NFL Draft, reportedly told the woman he would throw her off the balcony of his high-rise apartment on Chicago’s South Side during incident.
Chicago police say the woman checked into a Chicago hospital after leaving Terrell’s apartment and was treated for bruises on her neck, chest and arms.
Terrell, currently being held on $10,000 bond, has denied threatening her life. He’s due in court April 30th.
“At this point it’s just a matter of one step at a time, trying to take care of everything,” Shady Yassin, Terrell’s attorney, told the Chicago Tribune. “The law affords him the right of being innocent until proven guilty — and right now he’s innocent. The burden is on the state to prove their case against him.”
ESPN writes that Terrell, a former standout of the University of Michigan, played four seasons as wide receiver in Chicago and one in Denver.
The 33-year-old’s best effort came in 2004, when he started 15 games, and hauled in 42 catches for 699 yards. He appeared in only one more regular-season game, with the Broncos in 2005, after being cut earlier that year by the Patriots.
Terrell returned to the Broncos in 2007 after sitting out all of 2006 but was released during the preseason. In August 2009, he tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs, but Amani Toomer was signed instead.
David Terrell finished his NFL career with 128 receptions, 1,602 yards and 9 touchdowns.
via NBC SPorts