Former Panther is no Saint

Don’t you love catchy titles that make you scratch your head? That’s about the only entertaining piece to this bit, unfortunately, as former New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers linebacker Mark Fields found himself on what PFT proclaims “Turd Watch.”

TMZ originally reported (PFT later picked it up) that Mark Fields, formerly of the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and NFL, was arrested Sunday for allegedly beating the mother of his six-year old child…then put her (the mother) in a choke-hold, all the while on the premises of a childcare facility in Phoenix, AZ.

The reason? Fields says his ex-girlfriend was attempting to take his daughter away from him. His ex claims that Fields showed up while she was dropping off court-ordered paperwork, and went ballistic.

I’m not one to get into the gossip, but this seems to be pretty strong accusations to make for there not to be some, if not complete, truth to the matter.

Fields, who was a two-time Pro Bowler and played for the Panthers during their 2003 Super Bowl  season, was released from jail Monday, after being charged with aggravated assault, endangerment, disorderly conduct, and interfering with an educational institution.

Police report that Fields’ ex-girlfriend and daughter were attended to by paramedics for mild injuries.

Will this close the possibility of a comeback for Fields? He had mentioned on NFL Total Access, that he had hoped to fully return for at least a year in the future.

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  • John

    Well we don’t really know what happened here so I like to be careful about choosing a side. Doesn’t sound good though. But if Stallworth can kill a guy while driving drunk and come back to play my guess would be this isn’t necessarily an ending for Fields.

  • Rickn3car

    Well, I know that Jamar Williams (who the Panthers were prepared to try at weakside this weekend after the disaster last Thursday….until, of course, he hurt his shoulder) does not yet know the full extent of the shoulder injury he suffered and that caused the wheels to go into to motion and to sign Nic from Buffalo. The former Buffalo backup will only be one of many weakside linebackers the Panthers probably sign over the rest of preseason, until they can Beason back and get a guy with speed in the will spot.

    As, far as Fields go, I think he has now made enough Ed Johnson moves to now be a part of the Panthers’ defense again. I hope they find out the woman actually started the fight and beat up fields but now i wonder if the “keep pounding” bit actually may have come from one of mark’s slap down sessions…and not Sam’s