NFL great Frank Gore arrested in New Jersey on simple assault charge, police say


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NFL great Frank Gore has been charged with common assault in connection with a domestic violence incident in New Jersey last month.

Atlantic City police said in a news release Tuesday that Gore was arrested at the Tropicana Atlantic City on July 31.

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Miami Dolphins’ No. 8 Brock Osweiler hands over to No. 21 Frank Gore in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Hard Rock Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Miami.
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“On July 31, 2022, at 8:11 a.m., patrol units were dispatched to Tropicana Atlantic City for a report of a domestic violence dispute,” police said.

“Officers arrived to find the victim, a 28-year-old female from Miami, Florida, speaking with hotel security. The victim showed no signs of injury and no complaints were filed at the time. However, an investigation resulted in Franklin Gore being charged with simple assault related to the domestic violence incident.”

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Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore, #23, on the sidelines during the NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts on September 17, 2017 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore, #23, on the sidelines during the NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts on September 17, 2017 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
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Gore, 39, is scheduled to appear in court in mid-October, TMZ Sports reported, citing court records.

Gore is considered one of the greatest running backs of all time. He played 16 years in the NFL, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers, but he also played with the Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.

He rushed for 1,000 yards or more nine times. He last played in the NFL in 2020 with the Jets. He officially retired in June.

Gore finished his career with 16,000 rushing yards (3rd all-time) and 81 rushing touchdowns. He was a five-time Pro Bowler and named to the 2010 All-Team.

Free agent and former San Francisco 49er Frank Gore looks on before the NFC Championship game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on January 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California.

Free agent and former San Francisco 49er Frank Gore looks on before the NFC Championship game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on January 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California.
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He recently won a boxing match in May.


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