Retired Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Carl Pickens, who was twice named to the NFL Pro Bowl over his career, found himself behind bars this week after allegedly assaulting his wife at their Georgia home, TMZ Sports reports.
Based on the report, the Gwinnett County Police Department says the incident took place back on December 7th and began as an argument over a movie date. Allegedly, Pickens became enraged as his wife insisting on bringing a friend along and the argument escalated to the point where Pickens eventually pinned his wife down by her neck.
Responding officers reported seeing a bruise on his wife's neck, and she also informed them that he began throwing objects around the house before storming off in a rage.
Pickens was eventually arrested on January 5th.
In addition to his eight years with the Bengals, Pickens also spent his final year (2000) with the Tennessee Titans. He ended his career with 540 receptions for 7,129 yards and 63 touchdowns.Carl Pickens, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, NFL