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NFL Superstar Accused of Baby Mama Beatdown

12/31/2008 3:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Larry Fitzgerald -- the star wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals -- has been ordered to stay away from his baby mama and his 11-month-old son after he allegedly knocked her around a room and pulled her hair out.

Angela Nazario claims she brought the couple's son to visit Larry at his Phoenix home last October when the former lovers began arguing.

Nazario alleges in her legal papers filed in Arizona, Fitzgerald attempted to "defuse the situation" by raising his fist and challenging her to a play fight. Nazario admits she responded by swinging at him and "may have hit his face."

Fitzgerald then turned from playful to enraged, allegedly pushing Nazario down to her knees. She claims he "grabbed me by my hair with both hands on the back of my head very very hard and tossed me across the room."

Later, when she tried to leave with her son, Nazario says Fitzgerald "grabbed the back of my neck and slammed me down on the marble floor ... [I] was disoriented for awhile and could not get up, I remember he mumbled something about 'that's what happens when you try taking my son away from me.'" As she got in the car to leave she realized she had lost "chunks" of hair.

Calls to Fitzgerald have not been returned.

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When a woman hits a man and then complains she was hit back, no sympathy should be given. Play fighting, yeah right. If your baby is 11 months and you're not together, he doesn't want you! Let him vist the baby, you don't bring it to him. If he wants to be a daddy, it's on him.

2065 days ago


NEITHER of them should have been beating on each other. THEY ARE BOTH at fault equally.

No, just because you have a vagina doesn't mean you can beat up on people and that's ok.

2065 days ago


hmm... not sure what to think on the hitting thing. I agree about being hit back, but knocked to the floor... not so much. Regardless of the actual story, I agree with Bridge and have been thru this with a pro ball player... don't take the baby to the man, make him work to be a dad. After all, he left his baby right?? In my case, the father has been absent almost a year and tho I could get support, I don't. so there... we're not all gold diggers when we could be.

2065 days ago


All these LOSERS that can play sports need to be CASTRATED. Honestly, they obviously can't keep it in their pants and they have no right to produce kids that will only be used as pawns in headgames between their biological parents. It also seems to be too tempting for the baby mamas to get themselves knocked up so they can get some sports money, instead of gubmint cheese.

2065 days ago


Are you really surprised ??

This is part of his culture !!!

2065 days ago

darling nikki    

35. Are you really surprised ??

This is part of his culture !!!

Posted at 7:47AM on Dec 31st 2008 by Martin

Are Scott Peterson and Charles Manson apart of his culture too?

2065 days ago


I'm not buying this story. Seems like a great time to start a scandal (right before playoffs). If it happened in October then she should have done something in October!

Leave the man alone!!!!!!

2065 days ago


"Fitzgerald attempted to "diffuse the situation" by raising his fist "

since when does raising a fist do anything but inflame the situation!

2065 days ago


She jit him and he pushed he to her knees. He has a right to defend himself. Who really knows about this other stuff? It took her 2 months to file something!! Is that because she had to consult an attorney first and see what she could get for her "pain and suffering" before she filed suit for damage and then attempt to raise the amount of money she gets for that child? Are there pictures? I want to see pictures of the bald spots!


2065 days ago


Well, hon, that's what happens when you go after a celebrity and get knocked up intentionally in order to get yourself a piece of the pie.

2065 days ago


Please remember this is coming out because the Arizona Cardinals are going to the playoffs and that could mean big money for this goon, regardless if she swung at him he iniated the playful fighting I am by no means making her in the right but theyre both in the wrong. Especially when a child is present visiting, If the Cardinals hadnt wrapped up there season so easily she would have come out with this in Oct. All she wants is money and for womens rights groups to now protest him.

2065 days ago

fitz fan    

anyone who knows larry, knows this isn't true. another woman trying to make money of a sports figure. he is the most kind, generous, compassionate soul you will ever meet!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she is a dirty filthy whore!!!!

2065 days ago


It is bad enough that we have to read about this type of ignorance, but for it to be compounded by a lack of good journalism by the author's colloquial use of the term "baby mama", is just flat stupid by both the web site writing the story and the editor who thinks that it is cute. Overpaid athletes that are not held accountable is one thing, but journalistic professionalism should be an element of pride to be sought. Baby mama, how classless this website is.

2065 days ago


thats why he isn't a steeler?!?!?! Wasn't Santonio holmes Fould guilty of the same thing? All your ex players drop dead of heart attacks around 50, and your trainer bought a couple of hundred thousand dollars worth of ghb on his credit card! Yeah,, you guys are the moral authority in the NFL.

2065 days ago


Please people consider that she only filed a PFA versus an actual police report. The former has no legal consequences for lying or opportunity to investigate the claims. Though he's not perfect, he's a good dad who only cares about his son's well-being. She's using this as an opportunity to further defame him and force him to be with her. It's a terrible situation for her to ue her child like that. After all, why does she have to be present on his visits with his child anyways? Think about that and how she began manipulating this from jump before you throw Larry under the bus.

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