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NFL | Police & Courts: Gene Atkins

The Sun-Sentinel reports former NFL S Gene Atkins was arrested and charged with fighting with police officers at his Pembroke Pines, Fla., home during a domestic violence call late Sunday, May 23. Atkins, who was shot with a Taser stun gun and jailed late Sunday, faces 20 criminal chargers, including battery, false imprisonment, resisting arrest with violence and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer. He remains in the Broward County jail, denied bail on at least one charge. Atkins' wife told police he hit her in the face, choked her, pushed her into a wall and tried to keep her from leaving the house, police said. Atkins played with the New Orleans Saints (1986-1993) and the Miami Dolphins (1994-1996).

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