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Ex-NFL Star Carl Pickens

HIDING IN ATTIC

... to Avoid Police

1/9/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former NFL star Carl Pickens was HIDING IN HIS ATTIC when cops arrived at his home to arrest the 43-year-old for beating up his wife ... but he blew his cover when he CRASHED THROUGH THE ROOF.

As we previously reported, cops in Georgia were on the hunt for the ex-Pro Bowl wide receiver after his wife told authorities Carl threw her on the couch and pinned her down by the neck during an argument on Dec. 7th.

When deputies arrived to Carl's home to arrest him for domestic battery, his wife lied and told the deputies he wasn't there ... but then cops heard a "loud crashing sound" coming from the ceiling.

Cops proceeded to inspect the house and saw "a fresh hole in the ceiling from the attic where Mr. Pickens had partially fallen."

Dumbass.

According to the report, cops shouted at Pickens to surrender ... and moments later, he obliged ... having blown his best hiding spot.

He was eventually booked for misdemeanor domestic battery and later bailed out.

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13 COMMENTS

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2 fly 4 tmz    

Wow.

101 days ago
2.

BalloonKnot725    

Douche

101 days ago
3.

bernergirl    

Obviously he is suffering from head trauma, who hides in an unsupported ceiling?

101 days ago
4.

Unbroken Chain    

These football players who are retired are having so many problems, likely from hits to the head. I fear what the guys in the UFC are going to be like? I hope the guy making billions off those fighters is putting money aside for when these guys get old and start suffering like the football players. He probably doesn't care tho as long as the $$$ flows

101 days ago
5.

TuxThePenguin    

he LOOKS mean. you sure he wasn't in the closet?

101 days ago
6.

kwills    

Just like Clark Griswold minus the wife beating.

101 days ago
7.

Ferg    

He's just a dumbass. No man should lay hands on a woman regardless the situation

101 days ago
8.

Jennellabella 2    

Lmao duma**

101 days ago
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Jennellabella 2    

Lmao dumba**

101 days ago
10.

Vote2012    

That must be the new trend in the NFL you are not a man unless you beat the crap out of your wife or girlfriend.

101 days ago
11.

cincyhustler    

who would hide in an attic over a misdemeanor???

101 days ago

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