Charged with: Two counts of spousal battery and vandalism
Status of case: Sentenced to three years of probation, 750 hours of community service, mandatory treatment for domestic violence, and a $520 fine. Suspended for 1 game by NFL. Won appeal with the league to overturn the suspension.
As a student at USC, defensive end Frostee Rucker was accused of fighting his girlfriend while he was hosting a party at his home in Los Angeles, and then breaking her phone. Charges weren't filed until over a year later when Rucker was already out of school and had been recently drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals. Charged with two counts of battery and vandalism, Rucker later reached a plea agreement with the court, taking one count of vandalism and another for false imprisonment. Though a one-game suspension was proposed for Rucker prior to the 2006-07 regular season, Rucker and his team appealed the suspension on the grounds that the NFL didn't have the right to impose a penalty for events that took place before Rucker's entrance into the league. They won the appeal. Rucker played five seasons for the Bengals and one with the Cleveland Browns before signing with the Arizona Cardinals last year.
Week 1 Stats: 0 total tackles