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NBA Player Accuses Wife of Vicious Attack

8/11/2010 7:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NBA veteran Earl Watson filed for divorce from his wife Jennifer Freeman -- claiming the "My Wife and Kids" actress attacked him in a late night rage ... and savagely bit him on the chest until he bled.

Earl Watson Divorce

According to legal papers filed last week in L.A. County Superior Court, Watson claims things got bad on August 1st ... when Jennifer received a suspicious text message at 11PM and Earl decided to check her phone.

Watson -- who played with the Indiana Pacers last season -- claims his wife was furious that he took the phone and reacted by hitting him "forcefully twice in the face with her right open hand."

Watson claims Jennifer then "grabbed my right wrist and bit ... breaking the skin, leaving teeth marks and drawing blood."  Once she let go of the wrist, Watson claims she then chomped down on his chest ... again drawing blood.

Earl claims Jennifer then tried to attack him with an iron -- but he was able to knock it out of her hand.

Now, Earl wants a divorce ASAP -- along with full custody of their 10-month-old daughter.

Calls to Freeman have not been returned.

UPDATE:  Now how's this for a change of heart... We just got a call from Watson's lawyer, William Briggs, who tells us his client plans to withdraw his divorce petition tomorrow and that he's reconciled with the wife who allegedly brutalized him.  Briggs tells us, "The couple has reconciled their differences and plans to make their marriage work."

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1.

Truth    

TYPICAL... THE BITCH GOT CAUGHT CHEATING AND REACTS WITH EMOTIONAL AND VIOLENT RAGE LIKE ALL CHICS WHEN THEY ARE WRONG.

TEAM B-BALL DUDE.

1344 days ago
2.

miss cameltoe    

LEAVE THE DUMB BITCH.....WE WOMEN ALWAYS GET AWAY WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.....SHE PROBABLY WAS CHEATING ON HIS ASS...GET OUT WHILST U CAN HUN....TIME IS OF THE ESSCENSE...

1344 days ago
3.

Oh-WOW    

Damn, they just got married last year in Nov.

1344 days ago
4.

Throwback kid    

If she was cheating on him with a white dude with a small w-e-n-n-y, this poor guy will prabably have to retire from the NBA and seek therapy.

1344 days ago
5.

Bobertbobert    

Possibly you meant " vicious?"

1344 days ago
6.

nearli    

why are some of you people calling that woman horrible names?..You've already reached your own conclusions as if you were sitting on the edge of the bed as it happened...So judgemental, such confused minds en masse...it's sad..just sad.

1344 days ago
7.

JustMe    

What makes you think white dudes have small weenies? My husband is white, and that is definately NOT the case. Just not like all black dudes have big ones. Stop stereo typing, people.

1344 days ago
8.

Throwback kid    

You are correct Justme, many white guys are hung like horses. The point I was trying to make was it's bad enough his wife is cheating on him, but for an NBA stud, it would be even funnier if it was with a white guy with a small penis, that just takes the cake, poor freaken guy! I'm laughing right now!

1344 days ago
9.

LaTanya    

Did he call the police? Does he have proof? This could be a way of taking their child so that he won't have to pay child support! I'm just saying I'm gonna wait and see what else comes up in this case.

1344 days ago
10.

dan the man    

damn she sexy 2.. cant trust em thats why u gotta keep 2 or 3 in rotation like clockwork

1344 days ago
11.

Tara    

You go Earl.

1344 days ago
12.

Celebrities Suck    

I bet this loser was cheating on her, so he better not even try to play the victim... fcking NBA cheaters, most cheat with the cheerleaders...

1344 days ago
13.

TrixLaRue    

This site is always anti-female.

1344 days ago
14.

Hench    

If what he claims happened and is true - then he is a fooo..

Can TMZ block the shoe pimp and the spam crap..c'mon Harvey's a lawyer.

1344 days ago
15.

GillenH2O    

In situations like this, the "make-up" Sex is always HOT!!!!

1344 days ago
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