Former Patriots security Patrick Chung has been charged with assaulting a family member and vandalism, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reports.
Chung, 34, appeared in Massachusetts court on indictment on Tuesday. He is accused of pushing the mother of one of his children to the ground, slapping her in the face and breaking his phone on Monday outside his home. He pleaded not guilty.
Chung, who retired from the NFL before this season after retiring from the 2020 season, has been released on personal bail of $ 10,000.
The district court judge granted the woman’s request for a restraining order against Chung. An abuse prevention order orders Chung to keep his distance from the woman and her home for the next year.
Chung did not testify, according to the Associated Press, but his fiancee spoke on his behalf. She accused the woman of hitting Chung first after he tried to leave her home.
Chung’s next court date is January 7.
Chung entered into a plea deal in January 2020 to get the cocaine possession charges suspended. The charges were to be dropped if Chung avoided further criminal activity for two years, submitted to regular drug tests, and performed 40 hours of community service.