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Tue, 31 Jan 2006 19:26:12 -0800
The Associated Press reports former Miami Dolphins S Gene Atkins was sentenced to three years probation Tuesday, Jan. 31, as part of a plea deal in connection to charges stemming from a domestic violence call to his home. He could have faced five years in prison if convicted on all 20 of the charges he initially had against him. In May 2004 Atkins was arrested and zapped with a stun gun his wife told police her husband had shoved her against a wall, bit her, choked her and hit her with a remote control, a police report said.
Tue, 25 May 2004 08:37:01 -0700
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).