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Ex-NFL Star Accused of Beating, Choking Baby Mama

8/10/2010 4:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... ex-NFL star Mark Fields -- who played for the Carolina Panthers -- was arrested Sunday for allegedly beating the mother of his 6-year-old child ... and then putting her in a chokehold.

Mark Fields Arrested
According to police docs -- obtained by TMZ -- witnesses say Mark confronted his ex outside a childcare facility near Phoenix, Arizona ... where he allegedly proceeded to beat her, put her in a chokehold, throw her on the ground, and then threaten to kill her.

Cops claim both Mark's baby mama and young daughter were seen by paramedics for mild injuries.

According to the docs, Mark's ex claims she was dropping off court-ordered paperwork when Mark showed up and went ballistic. Mark -- who was allegedly violating an order of protection by showing up -- told cops his ex-GF had tried to take his daughter from his arms.

The former linebacker is charged with aggravated assault, endangerment, disorderly conduct, and interfering with an educational institution. He was released from jail yesterday.

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1.

Sam    

First!!,Scary Guy!

1537 days ago
2.

BW     

Class

1537 days ago
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hootie    

O.J. is that you again?

1537 days ago
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Me    

I really wish people would realize how damaging this is to the kids to witness this crap. Even if he wasn't supposed to be there the mother shouldn't have tried to grab the kid from his arms. Meanwhile they are both yelling and fighting with each other and the poor kid is right in the middle which is the LAST place she should be.

Times like this, call the authorities and get them to intervene.

1537 days ago
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THIN LIZZY    

How do you know the mother isn't trying to twist him up? No excuse for what he did, but some dudes know how woman play the system and the use the child to ruin a dude.

1537 days ago
6.

Dan    

KEEP POUNDING! (I'm not condoning spousal abuse...that was the name of the charity Mark set up after he was diagnosed with cancer.)

1537 days ago
7.

Ehécatl    

Spousal abuse, and other violent behavior, is an inevitable by-product of professional sports. Like the "bread and circuses" of ancient Rome, professional sports is leading our society into decadance.

1537 days ago
8.

AQ    

I'm waiting for all the Mel Gibson supporters to come out and blame the woman in this case too. Obviously it was her fault. *rolls eyes*.

1537 days ago
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gemini81    

Surprise, surprise, another s***my athlete abusing women being reported about on TMZ. It's getting old.

1537 days ago
10.

javaflash    

#12 Now THAT is the the actual damages Oksana's BS/greeds are doing to real victims of domestic violence. That was also why some of us were so vigilant against Ok$ana, not necessary being so to endorse Mel.

1537 days ago
11.

selina    

ANOTHER RAE CARRUTH!!!!!

1537 days ago
12.

Frank    

Let me guess...a white girl?

1537 days ago
13.

Just me    

NOW THERE'S A SHOCKER !!!!!!! NOT!!!!!

1537 days ago
14.

annette    

Choking Baby Mama; sounds like a rap song title.

1537 days ago
15.

Majestik    

I want to know what they are putting in those water bottles for these sports stars.

1537 days ago
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