OXNARD, CA - JULY 31: Quarterback Quincy Carter #17 signs autographs after practice during Dallas Cowboys training camp on July 31, 2004 at River Ridge Field in Oxnard, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
According to the police report, officers responded to a call from the Lawerenceville, Georgia home of Carter’s girlfriend in the early morning hours of October 5. The woman told police that Carter had arrived around 1 AM, in her words, “drunk again.” She then expressed a desire to end their relationship because she had “had enough of him being drunk all the time.”
Per the report, this is when things turned violent. “He put both of his hands around her neck and started choking her,” the report from Gwinnett County Police continues. “He also punched her in the mouth and in the face area several times.”
The victim reportedly had scratches on her face and arms when police arrived.
A warrant was taken out for Carter’s arrest that night, and he was arrested on October 15, after being pulled over in Duluth with an expired license plate. Carter told officers that he did not currently have a driver’s license, that “his driver’s license expired in 2004.”
Carter, who has been arrested a number of times on drug- and alcohol-related charges in recent years, has since been released on $6,596 bond. He played for the Cowboys from 2001 to 2003, leading the team to a 10-6 record and a playoff appearance in his final season with the team.
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