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Former MLB outfielder Carl Everett accused of pointing gun at his wife

TAMPA — Former Major League Baseball player and two-time All-Star Carl Everett was accused Monday night of domestic violence.

During an argument with his wife of 18 years, Everett pointed a silver handgun at her head, a police report said. She tried to call 911 but he broke her phone and then another phone she tried to use, the report says.

Hillsborough sheriff's deputies arrested Everett, 39, at home in Lutz. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with a witness.

The couple have three children.

Everett is from Tampa and graduated from Hillsborough High before moving on to a 14-year career in the major leagues. He played for several teams and won a World Series ring in 2005 with the Chicago White Sox.

In 2007, Everett, an outfielder, became the biggest name in the independent Atlantic League during that season. The league was known to help some players prolong their careers with the hope of returning to the majors.

Everett is also known for some controversial statements, including that dinosaurs never existed.

Former MLB outfielder Carl Everett accused of pointing gun at his wife 04/26/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:09pm]
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