LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Former Dallas Cowboys and University of Georgia quarterback Quincy Carter has been arrested on a battery charge.
Gwinnett County Police say a woman who identified herself as Carter's girlfriend told officers Oct. 6 that the 33-year-old Decatur native was drunk when he choked and hit her because she wanted to end their relationship. Officers said 35-year-old Egan Jacobs had bumps and bruises.
Carter was stopped nine days later for driving with an expired tag and a suspended license. He was arrested on the outstanding warrant for battery. Police said he was freed from jail the same day.
Carter was released by the Cowboys in 2004 after failing a drug test. He was cut by the Abilene Ruff Riders of the Indoor Football League in 2009 after being charged with drunken driving.