Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

Longtime Washington Redskins quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence Sunday, according to the Spokane (Washington) Police Department.

Rypien was arrested around 6 p.m. Sunday on one count of fourth-degree assault, which is a misdemeanor for first-time offenders. He was booked into Spokane County Jail around 6:30 p.m., according to online jail records, and he was expected to appear in court Monday.

“Mark Rypien was cooperative with police during the investigation and arrest,” police spokesperson Terry Preuninger wrote in an email to USA TODAY Sports.

According to KHQ-TV, police found Rypien and a woman, whom the television station identified as his wife, in a grassy area near a Spokane bank around 5:30 p.m. Both individuals were interviewed by police over a period of roughly 45 minutes, according to KHQ-TV, before Rypien was placed in handcuffs. The woman cried as Rypien was arrested, the television station added.

State law in Washington mandates that police make an arrest when responding to a domestic violence call, if they have probable cause to believe that a domestic assault occurred.

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Source: USA Today