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NFL | Police and Courts: Shannon Sharpe

Former NFL TE Shannon Sharpe appeared in court on Friday, Aug. 6, on misdemeanor simple battery charges for removing the mother of one of his children from his home, according to the Associated Press. Erika Evans, of Austell, Ga., went to Sharpe's Atlanta residence on Thursday, July 29 to pick up their son, but at one point during the visit, Sharpe lifted Evans and physically removed her from his house against her will, according to the police affidavit for his arrest. Police who arrived at the scene interviewed both people, but made no arrests. Sharpe's lawyer, Craig Gillen, said his client told Evans to leave his house at least twice before physically removing her. Evans filed charges on Tuesday, July 13, which is when Sharpe turned himself in and posted a $1,000 U.S. bond. His case was rescheduled to Wednesday, Aug. 11 in Fulton County Magistrate Court.

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