Carter charged with assault

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Former Minnesota Viking and Michigan receiver Anthony Carter was arrested after he beat his wife and pointed a handgun at her head, according to reports released last Monday.

Carter, a college football Hall of Famer, was charged with domestic battery, assault with a firearm and false imprisonment when he was arrested Saturday. The 11-year NFL veteran, who also played for the Detroit Lions, was released yesterday on $5,000 bond.

Kimberly Carter told deputies her husband struck her in the face and threw her to the ground repeatedly early Friday morning, according to the arrest report. She also said he pointed a .45-caliber handgun at her head and wouldn’t let her leave their home or call for help.

She said he finally let her out of the house two hours after Friday’s assault when she asked to walk the dog, according to the report. She walked to a nearby gas station, where someone called police.

Deputies then went to the home, where the couple’s eight-year-old son was sleeping. Anthony Carter refused to come to the door or answer the phone, according to the report. He also initially refused to let the child, who has cerebral palsy, leave the home. Finally, he brought the boy outside and placed him near the door on a pillow with his medications.

Kimberly Carter, who obtained a restraining order, told deputies her husband had abused her before but “never to this extreme,” according to the sheriff’s report. Deputies reported that they could see bruises and abrasions on her face and neck.

Stickers heading to Europe

For the second time in the program’s history, the Michigan field hockey team will head overseas to begin the season. The Wolverines will spend eight days in Germany and The Netherlands, competing in two tournaments and several exhibition matches.

The trip will begin on August 18 in Amsterdam, and the cost of the trip is being covered by five years of donations by alumni and friends of the field hockey program.

The competition will likely be fierce, as the tournaments include clubs from Argentina and China, as well as Germany and The Netherlands.

“It’s such a hub of hockey over there,” Michigan coach Marcia Pankratz said. “(The players) will be reassured that hockey is a well-respected and loved sport around the world.”

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