Arraignment scheduled for March 24

Updated: March 14, 2005, 8:32 PM ET
Associated Press

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans left tackle Brad Hopkins was arrested Monday and charged with domestic assault against his wife.

Brad Hopkins
Hopkins

Cpl. Carrie George, booking agent of the Williamson County Sheriff's Department, said Hopkins posted $1,000 bond and was released Monday night. George said General Sessions Court Judge Lonnie Hoover waived the usual 12-hour holding period for Hopkins.

An arraignment hearing for Hopkins was scheduled for 2 p.m. on March 24.

Franklin police had no comment, but scheduled a news conference Tuesday.

No one answered Hopkins' cell phone when called by The Associated Press.

Mark Bartelstein, Hopkins' agent, had no immediate comment.

"We are aware of the situation involving Brad," Titans spokesman Robbie Bohren said in a statement. "We are in the process of gathering all the facts."

Hopkins, a first-round draft pick by the then-Houston Oilers in 1993, has been a starter since his rookie season. He is married and has three children.

Hopkins is the third Titans starter to be arrested this offseason.

Cornerback Samari Rolle was charged with domestic assault Feb. 15. He was later cut and signed with Baltimore.

Safety Tank Williams was arrested for driving under the influence two days later.


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