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.
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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.