Ex-NFL RB Frank Gore charged with simple assault

Field Level Media

August 10, 2022 at 6:19 pm.

Former NFL running back Frank Gore is facing a simple assault charge linked to an alleged incident of domestic violence in Atlantic City, N.J.

Police there said Tuesday that officers responded to a call at the Tropicana Atlantic City and found a 28-year-old Miami woman speaking with hotel security. According to a police department news release, the alleged victim “did not exhibit signs of injury” and no complaint was filed at the time.

A police investigation that followed, however, resulted in charges against Gore, the NFL’s No. 3 all-time rusher with 16,000 yards.

Gore, 39, was issued a police summons to answer the charge at a date in the future.

While the police news release didn’t offer any specifics about the alleged assualt, TMZ reported Wednesday that court documents said Gore grabbed the woman by the hair and then began “violently dragging her nude person” in a hallway on the 59th floor.

In June, Gore signed a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers to retire as a member of the franchise.

Only Pro Football Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith (18,355) and Walter Payton (16,726) have rushed for more yards than Gore.

Gore rushed for 653 yards in 15 games with the New York Jets in 2020, finishing his career with 19,985 yards from scrimmage and 99 total touchdowns in 241 games (218 starts) with the 49ers (2005-14), Indianapolis Colts (2015-17), Miami Dolphins (2018), Buffalo Bills (2019) and Jets.

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