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David Terrell (Chicago Police Dept. Photo)

David Terrell (Chicago Police Dept. Photo)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Former Chicago Bears wide receiver David Terrell was charged with domestic battery and was being held on $10,000 bond Saturday.

Terrell, 33, was arrested Friday about 1:40 p.m. after he allegedly grabbed a 25-year-old woman during an argument at his apartment in the 1700 block of South Michigan Avenue, said police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The woman left the apartment and contacted police after she checked into Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Mirabelli said. The woman had bruises on her neck, chest and arms, Mirabelli said, adding that she was treated and released.

The 6-foot-3, 212-pound former wide receiver is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail after a Saturday morning bond hearing, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

His next court date is scheduled for April 30.

Terrell’s attorney, Shady Yassin, said he expects his client will post bond and be released from jail by the end of Saturday. Yassin said he intends to prove Terrell is innocent.

Terrell, a former University of Michigan prospect selected 8th by the Bears in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, played four seasons with the team before being cut after the 2004 season. He made an unsuccessful comeback attempt in 2005 with the Denver Broncos, but only played in a single game and caught no passes.

He finished his NFL career with 128 receptions for 1,602 yards and nine touchdowns.

Terrell’s best season was his rookie year, when he caught 42 passes for 699 yards and one touchdown — the same season the Bears exceeded expectations and posted a 13-3 record before the Philadelphia Eagles foiled the team’s title hopes in a divisional playoff upset.

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