Mario Edwards Jr. is on the cusp of losing his entire career if any of these allegations are true.
On Tuesday, TMZ Sports reported the Chicago Bears defensive lineman was issued a criminal summons on a charge of misdemeanor assault on a female stemming from an incident at the Hilton Charlotte City Center hotel on Oct. 17, the night before the Bears played the Carolina Panthers. Police responded to reports of a woman hitting a man with hand and scratching his forehead. Edwards and a woman were both determined to have bruises and scratches and both were listed as victims in the police report.
In the documents obtained by TMZ, the woman says Edwards got aggressive when she turned down his sexual advances that night.
“The woman claims she took out her phone to record Edwards yelling at her — and he reacted by smacking her in the eye with his hand.
Then, she claims, Edwards grabbed her by the arm and “dragged her to the door of the hotel room.”
The woman claims Edwards continued his attack down the hotel hall by an elevator where he struck her in her arm.
In court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the woman claims she was hospitalized for injuries sustained during the alleged attack”
On top of that, she claims she was pregnant at the time.
However, Edwards agent told TMZ that Mario denies ever striking the woman.
Mario’s agent, Peter Schaffer, tells us, “Mario Edwards doesn’t condone domestic violence. At no time did Mario Edwards do anything that raised to the level of domestic violence, or any violence.”
Schaffer says Mario acknowledges there was a verbal dispute — but “When she started to scream and yell, Mario did what he’s been told. Walk away and de-escalate the situation.”
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