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NFL legend Frank Gore has been charged with simple assault for his alleged involvement in a domestic violence incident.
Former San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore was charged early Wednesday morning with simple assault in an alleged domestic violence incident.
TMZ Sports reported that they received word from the Atlanta Police Department last month that officers were called to the Tropicana Atlantic City hotel in New Jersey regarding a domestic violence dispute.
Upon arrival, officers say an unidentified 28-year-old woman spoke to them with “no injuries” and a complaint was not filed. But after an investigation, Gore was charged with assault for assault “related to the incident.”
Frank Gore charged in domestic violence case
Upon his retirement in 2019, Gore left the NFL with the third-highest rushing total of all time at 16,000 yards, behind only Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith. Gore has also scored 81 touchdowns.
At the University of Miami, Gore was an integral part of the Miami Hurricanes National Championship winning team in 2001. Drafted back in 2005 in the third round by the 49ers out of Miami, Gore rushed for over 1,000 yards eight times in his ten seasons with San Francisco, including a career high of 1,695 yards in 2006.
Between 2011 and 2013, Gore helped the 49ers win two division titles and reach three consecutive conference championship games. In 2012, he and the 49ers defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game and earned a berth in Super Bowl XLVII, a 34–31 loss to Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens.
Since leaving the Bay Area, Gore has played for the Colts, Dolphins, Bills and most recently the New York Jets. Gore’s final season in the NFL saw him rush for 653 yards and two touchdowns as the Jets finished 2-14. He would sign a one-day contract with San Francisco in June, retiring as a niner. Since retiring, Gore has taken up boxing.
TMZ says Gore is scheduled to appear sometime in October for a hearing on this incident.