Former New England Patriots security Patrick Chung was charged Monday with assault and battery in opposition to a member of the family and vandalism, in accordance with courtroom information.
Chung appeared in courtroom Tuesday in Quincy, Massachusetts, and pleaded not responsible to costs involving the mom of certainly one of his youngsters. The girl, who represented herself, additionally obtained a civil restraining order in opposition to Chung on the listening to. Chung was launched on $10,000 private surety. His subsequent courtroom listening to is scheduled for Jan. 7.
“Mr. Chung is an upstanding member of the neighborhood, fantastic father, and he appears ahead to have the ability to set this straight in respect to what really occurred. He’s the sufferer on this matter,” mentioned Sandy Pesiridis, Chung’s lawyer, in accordance with The Boston Globe.
Chung, 34, performed for the Patriots from 2009 to 2012 after which from 2014 to 2019. He was a part of three Tremendous Bowl championship groups.
Chung had opted out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic and supposed to play in 2021 earlier than retiring in March, posting on Instagram that “it is time to begin a brand new life.”
He later mentioned that breaking the information of his retirement to Patriots coach Invoice Belichick “was in all probability the toughest dialog” he had in a very long time.
“I felt like I used to be letting him down, however it was one thing I needed to do for my household and me,” Chung mentioned on the time.
On Monday afternoon, Chung had tweeted that he was having the “finest day of my life.”
In August 2019, Chung was indicted for cocaine possession in New Hampshire however he had the charge conditionally dismissed in January 2020.