Earlier this week, former NFL running back Frank Gore was charged with simple assault relating to a domestic violence incident in Atlantic City, allegedly dragging a naked woman by her hair across the hallway of her hotel room, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.
Despite these disturbing allegations, former NFL wide receiver Braylon Edwards was quick to jump to Gore’s defense.
Edwards, who briefly played with Gore for parts of the 2011 season with the San Francisco 49ers, responded to a tweet from the New York Post’s story on the incident questioning the veracity of the report because there is no video evidence to back it up.
“’Allegedly’ no mistakes ever, family man, just retired with the team he started with a month ago and now he does this?” a skeptical Edwards tweeted. “So no video? Just her word and no witnesses? Ok.”
TMZ’s initial report, which cited information from the Atlantic City Police, said that police arrived at the Tropicana in Atlantic City at 8:11 a.m. on July 31 but did not make any arrests after the woman “did not exhibit signs of injury and complaints were not filed at the time.”
Gore was not arrested until police further investigated the allegations.
The 39-year-old running back, who has spent the last year transitioning toward a boxing career, has not made any public statement. He is scheduled for a court hearing in mid-October