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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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76.

Nonya    

Earl is a psycho. Jen is an eccentric chic who has been pushed past her limit. He is controlling and throws his "big-baller" status in her face constantly and she finally got sick and tired of being walked all over. She finally snapped on him and he has the nerve to wonder where it is coming from. He has no chance of getting the baby since Jen has been the sole caregiver since day one and since he has made some really senseless decisions regarding her care recently. They are definitely breaking up! GET READY TO PAY SOME SERIOUS CHILD SUPPORT STUPID!!!

1413 days ago
77.

E    

HEY EARL TALK TO YOUR BOYS BACK IN USD 500. SHE IS SETTING YOU UP DUDE.

1401 days ago
78.

fm    

what ?!?! i just saw her in court this monday she was asking for $ ?!?!

1348 days ago
79.

LogicallyThink    

Good to hear that they worked out the differences. Life is too short to hold grudges. They have a beautiful daughter and are a beautiful young black couple, marriage is about working out differences and growing together. Can't grow if you cant work out a few problems together... thats what makes a great marriage. God bless their family

1259 days ago
80.

WOLFSENT    

Why would she even get involved with an UG like that warped-headed freak. WHAT A WASTE...Obviously hot hollywood girls are keeping up the rep that they HAVE NO TASTE IN MEN. START USING PROTECTION and you won't feel like you have to get married to someone you got drunk and had sex with.

1117 days ago
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