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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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There is never an excuse for violence, even though some women use their kids as a bargaining tool, he should have used the court system to beat her up like most men do. He probably was three times her size and I hope he goes to jail.

1478 days ago


A man who hits on a woman is a punk-bitch, and is insecure about himself. You see, a man would not ever hit a woman due to his faults or if it is due to her faults. He would talk calmly about his disagreements. If he can't, then he should walk away. Not this dumb-ass! He violates the restraining order that his ex put on him, and start some **** right in front of a daycare. This S.O.B need to get a reality check asap, cause karma will come to him quickly when he is not ready for it.

1478 days ago


Damn, this poor woman could have used Roger Huerta.

1478 days ago

Rachel Rothechild    

Another one bites the dust. This is a long line of professional players who are retired especially in football the lowest paid in professional sports and with the most injuries. Their mentally capacity is diminished and they are most times depressed. See Bryan Gumbel "Real Sports" did a piece a couple of years ago. There is even a support group formed by a former player. He needs to contact him for help.

1478 days ago


you can take em out of the jungle, but you can't take the jungle out of em......

1478 days ago


What's new? He's a ball player people, a ball player.

1478 days ago


# 15

I doubt it he does not want to go to jail for life and throw away the key, does he?

1478 days ago


choking happens with food, this is called STRANGULATION! what a piece of crap!

1478 days ago

Barrett and Eli    

Seems familiar? Didn't Roger Huerta already deal with you?

Barrett and Eli out!

1478 days ago


Let's hope the abusive bastard's cancer comes back.

1478 days ago


Baby Momma? can we PLEASE start speaking english again and get rid of stupid ghetto terms?

1478 days ago


Yep Selina another Rae Carruth.

1478 days ago

Latocsha Carrothers    

Yes It was a white girl cause if it was black women she would whip his a** and then call the police Im not sayin it the right thing to do but we women tried of man beatin on use and I feel like he should had no reason to hit her any way he got money why? What is his reason

1477 days ago


Nope, she is ghetto black. I know for a fact!

1477 days ago


Nope, she ghetto black!

1477 days ago
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