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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