Former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien found himself in big trouble when he was placed under arrest over the weekend in Spokane, Washington.
The former Washington Redskins QB was booked on a 4th Degree Assault/Domestic Violence charge.
Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien was jailed Sunday night and is expected to face a domestic violence charge before a judge Monday morning, following an incident involving his wife that happened in north Spokane late Sunday afternoon.
Our crews arrived at the scene of Maple and Garland just after 5:30 p.m., at the same time as the first responding officer. Rypien was standing in the grass of the Washington Trust Bank there, with his wife lying in the grass. At this time it is not clear why the couple had stopped at the intersection, how police were called to the scene, and who placed the call.
Spokane Police officers spent about 45 minutes speaking separately with both Rypien and his wife. Around 6:15 p.m., two officers called Rypien over to the patrol car and placed him in handcuffs, then loaded him into the back of a police cruiser. His wife was seen to be crying as he was arrested.
Rypien announced last year he believes he suffers from CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, caused by repeated concussions while playing in the NFL.
It’s his belief that this condition has caused him to have erratic and violent behavior.
“I’ve been down the darkest path,” Rypien said. “I’ve made some horrible, horrible mistakes.”
Here is he being taken into custody: