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Former Patriot Patrick Chung Arrested For Domestic Violence, Pleads Not Guilty

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Former NFL safety Patrick Chung has been arrested on domestic violence and vandalism charges involving the mother of one of his children, per reports.

The Boston Globe reports Chung, 34, allegedly committed the acts in Milton, Massachusetts, on Monday and pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Quincy District Court. He was released without a cash bail after his arraignment.

The alleged victim, who was not fully identified in the report or in court Tuesday, also obtained a civil restraining order against him, the Boston Globe reports.

Chung, who won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, was charged with assault and battery against a family member and vandalism following the alleged domestic violence attack, according to court records obtained by the newspaper.

Chung allegedly shoved the mother of his son before striking her twice in the face and destroying her phone, according to a police report. The newspaper reports Chung drove off and was later arrested at his home in Norton.

The Boston Globe reports Chung’s attorney, Sandy Pesiridis, rejected the accuser’s account of events and said that she had been the aggressor during court on Tuesday.

“Mr. Chung is an upstanding member of the community, wonderful father, and he looks forward to be able to set this straight in respect to what actually occurred,” Pesiridis said, per the Boston Globe. “He is the victim… in this matter.”

The newspaper reports a woman who identified herself as Chung’s fiancee — and said she had been in the vehicle as Chung drove his son home and witnessed the incident — told a much different story when she testified Tuesday, agreeing with Chung’s lawyer that the alleged victim had sparked the incident.

“She said the mother had been waiting on the front steps when Chung arrived, pushing him out of the way to get to their son as he got out of the vehicle,” the Boston Globe reports.

Chung played 11 years in the league for both the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles at the free safety and strong safety positions.

The former Oregon Duck was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft and retired from football in March 2021. The three-time Super Bowl champion was named to the New England Patriots 2010s All-Decade Team in May 2020.

Chung was indicted in August 2019 for possession of a controlled drug — a felony charge of cocaine possession — a charge that stemmed from a visit earlier that summer by police to a home Chung owned in New Hampshire.

He was not arrested at the time but prosecutors sought an indictment following the police investigation. Prosecutors agreed to drop the charges as long as he stayed out of trouble for two years, submitted to drug screening, and performed 40 hours of community service.

This is a developing story — check back with OutKick for updates.

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Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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