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Former Dolphin Arrested For Alleged Battering Of Wife

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MIAMI- NOVEMBER 24: Wide receiver James McKnight #80 of the Miami Dolphins runs for 77 reception as Linebacker Donnie Edwards #59 of the San Diego Chargers tries to catch him during the NFL game at the Pro Player Stadium on November 24, 2002 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Chargers 30-3. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

MIAMI- NOVEMBER 24: Wide receiver James McKnight #80 of the Miami Dolphins runs for 77 reception as Linebacker Donnie Edwards #59 of the San Diego Chargers tries to catch him during the NFL game at the Pro Player Stadium on November 24, 2002 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Chargers 30-3. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CBSMiami.com) – James McKnight, a former wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, was arrested Tuesday after a domestic violence incident with his wife.

According to the arrest report, McKnight, 39, was arrested after grabbing his wife’s wrist and twisting them before throwing her into their car. He was charged with misdemeanor battery and had a bail of $3,500.

McKnight was a journeyman receiver in the NFL. He played with the Dolphins from 2001 to 2003 and also played for the Seahawks, Cowboys, and New York Giants.

According to his company’s website, McKnight coaches football and track at Cypress Bay High School in Weston.

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