QUINCY – Former New England patriot Patrick C. Chung has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges involving the mother of one of his children who also obtained a civil restraining order against Chung in court on Tuesday district of Quincy.
Chung, 34, lives in Norton and is currently charged with assault and battery against a family member and vandalism, acts he allegedly committed in Milton on Monday, according to records. He pleaded not guilty and was released without a cash bond.
The mother of one of her children represented herself and asked a judge to issue a civil restraining order against Chung, who was represented by a lawyer. The judge issued the restraining order, which becomes a criminal offense if it turns out that any of the conditions have been violated.
Chung retired in March after retiring from the 2020-21 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. He was drafted by the Patriots in 2009 in Oregon and spent 10 of his 11 seasons with the NFL in New England. He was part of three Super Bowl winning teams and was instrumental in the defensive effort in the Patriots’ victory over the Seahawks in 2015.
During his absence a year before his retirement, Chung co-founded a commercial real estate company in the area.
Chung was charged in August 2019 with possession of a controlled drug, a charge that stemmed from a police visit earlier that summer to a house owned by Chung in New Hampshire.
In January 2020, New Hampshire prosecutors agreed to drop the cocaine charge until Chung had been in trouble for two years, submitted to drug testing and completed 40 hours of community service.
“Several factors led the state to accept this resolution,” Belknap County District Attorney Andrew B. Livernois said in a January 2020 statement. “First, Mr. Chung has no criminal record or involvement. prior to criminal justice. system. Second, Mr. Chung was fully cooperative with the Meredith Police Department on the evening of the incident involved. Third, the amount of drugs that were allegedly in Mr. Chung’s possession and / or control was small. Fourth, Mr. Chung has provided evidence to the State that he voluntarily underwent a comprehensive drug addiction assessment, and that said assessment indicated that Mr. Chung does not need any drug treatment.
This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.
Katie McInerney of Globe staff contributed to this report. Material from previous Globe reporting was used in this story.