Former Washington Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot was charged with domestic assault on Sunday.
Smoot, 35, was taken into custody by police around at 11 a.m. Sunday. Police officials said a female reported her boyfriend grabbed her during an altercation. Smoot was later released and charged with misdemeanor domestic simple assault.
Smoot, a nine-year NFL veteran of the Redskins and Minnesota Vikings, is currently a radio contributor to CSN Washington, WTTG-FOX 5, CBS Sports Network and CBS Radio affiliate WJFK-FM. According to WJFK-FM program director Chris Kinard, Smoot's appearances have been suspended.
Smoot retired following the 2009 season. He began his career in 2001 as a second-round pick of the Redskins.
In 2005, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings and played there for two seasons. He was at the center of the team's infamous "Love Boat" scandal in 2005 and later broke his jaw in a single-car crash in December 2006.
Smoot was released by the Vikings the following March and re-signed with the Redskins.
- Mike Fiammetta