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Former Tennessee Titans player accused of domestic violence

When someone lives life in the public eye, their every move will be scrutinized. Therefore, if they are accused of a crime, even if they're not guilty, their reputation could be seriously affected.

A former player for the National Football League's Tennessee Titans, Derrick Mason, who is now employed as the host of a sports radio show, has been accused of domestic violence. Per a police affidavit, the 43-year-old ex-football player is facing some serious charges, including felony aggravated assault.

Mason and a woman he had been in a relationship for approximately 12 months reportedly had an altercation. Police were called to the woman's residence around 9:30 in the morning. They reportedly discovered the woman in tears and clutching her stomach. The woman claimed that Mason held her by her neck and struck her in the abdomen. She claims he did this because she told Mason she wanted to break up with him. During the reported altercation, in an attempt to defend herself, she grabbed and broke a beaded bracelet Mason was wearing, scattering beads around the area of the alleged assault. She also claims Mason struck her with an open hand.

According to detectives, the woman's arm was bruised, there was a red mark on her neck and her hand was scratched. There was also a hole in her door. The woman claimed the hole was Mason's doing.

Unfortunately, even if the charges against him are ultimately dropped, being accused of domestic violence may tarnish Mason's reputation in the eyes of the public. This could affect his current and future employability. With so much at stake, those accused of domestic violence will want to wage a strong defense to ensure their rights and reputations are protected.

Source: Tennessean.com, "Derrick Mason, Ex-Titans, Ravens player, arrested in Nashville domestic violence incident," Natalie Allison and Natalie Neysa Alund, Oct. 30, 2017

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