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David Terrell, Chicago Bears Former Wide Receiver, Charged With Domestic Battery

Posted: 04/15/2012 1:04 pm Updated: 04/15/2012 1:04 pm

David Terrell Chicago Bear Domestic Battery
David Terrell, former Chicago Bear.

A former Chicago Bears wide receiver was ordered held on $10,000 bond Saturday after he was charged with battery.

David Terrell, 33, was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after he allegedly grabbed his 25-year-old ex-girlfriend in his high-rise apartment in the 1700 block of South Michigan Avenue on Chicago's Near South Side early Friday, the Chicago Tribune reports. Terrell allegedly told the woman he would throw her off the balcony of his apartment "and say you jumped."

According to CBS Chicago, the woman checked into an area hospital and contacted police after leaving Terrell's apartment and was treated for bruises on her neck, chest and arms.

Terrell, who played four seasons with the Bears and one with the Denver Broncos, was arrested Friday afternoon and appeared in court Saturday.

Terrell's attorney says his client is innocent, ABC Chicago reports. He is slated to return to court April 30.

Yahoo! Sports notes that Terrell was a first-round draft pick by the Bears in 2001. Though widely hyped, many feel he was "one of the biggest draft busts" in the NFL. He has previously been cited for a number of driving infractions including speeding, driving without insurance and driving on a suspended license.

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