BRONCOS: Tight end Dwayne Carswell was arrested and jailed on $2,500 bail for allegedly picking up his girlfriend by the neck.
He was charged Friday with simple battery, domestic violence and obstruction of an officer, said Sgt. Nikita Hightower, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County Sheriff's Department. Carswell was not asked to enter a plea and a preliminary hearing was set for Tuesday.
A court complaint said the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Carswell picked up Nkeiruka Anyamone, 25, by the neck outside a bar early Friday. The complaint also said the woman was bitten on the right arm and treated by medical personnel.
Carswell, 31, has faced similar trouble before.
In 2002 Carswell was accused of assaulting and harassing a woman. After two mistrials he agreed to restitution and community service. In 1998 Carswell was arrested in Denver after police say he grabbed his then-girlfriend by the neck. Two years later, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and got one year's probation.
This time, if Carswell is found guilty or pleads to a lesser charge, he could be in violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy and might face a fine or suspension.