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LUTZ, Fla. (AP) – Former Chicago White Sox’s outfielder Carl Everett was arrested in jail on Tuesday after being arrested aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after putting a handgun to his wife’s head, according to police records.

Everett, 39, was arrested Monday night at his home in the Tampa suburb of Lutz. He was also charged with tampering with a witness and was being held in the Hillsborough County Jail.

Everett’s attorney, Clinton Paris, did not immediately return a phone call. There were no phone numbers listed for Everett or his wife, Linda.

According to the arrest affidavit, Everett and his wife of 18 years got into an argument and Everett pressed a silver handgun against the side of his wife’s head. The report said the wife attempted to call 911 twice, using two different phones, but Everett managed to grab the phones and broke them both.

Authorities have not released further details of the argument. The arrest report says the couple has three children, but it wasn’t immediately known if the children were present during the fight or arrest.

Everett played Major League Baseball for 14 seasons. He began with the Florida Marlins and was traded to the New York Mets. He also played with the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, White Sox, Montreal Expos and Seattle Mariners.

Everett is from Tampa and attended Hillsborough High School.

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