Former Bears receiver David Terrell arrested for domestic battery

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Another day, another former top-10 draft pick on the wrong side of the law.

Receiver David Terrell, the eighth overall pick in 2001, is being held on $10,000 bond after being charged with domestic battery, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Terrell, who started his four-year career with the Bears, reportedly grabbed a former girlfriend during an argument in his high-rise apartment and threatened to throw her off a balcony.  The woman had bruises on her neck, chest, and arms.

Terrell’s lawyer, Shady Yassin (a lawyer named Shady, really?), says his client is innocent.  But Shady made a fairly unconvincing case.  “At this point it’s just a matter of one step at a time, trying to take care of everything,” Yassin said.  “The law affords him the right of being innocent until proven guilty — and right now he’s innocent.  The burden is on the state to prove their case against him.”

Under that standard, everyone who ever has been convicted of any crime in the history of this great nation of ours was, for some finite period of time after committing the crime, innocent.

The process of shifting Terrell from innocent to possibly guilty continues on April 30.

Terrell, a Michigan man, played four seasons in Chicago and one in Denver.  His best effort came in 2004, when he started 15 games, and he caught 42 passes for 699 yards.  Terrell appeared in only one more regular-season game, with the Broncos in 2005, after being cut earlier that year by the Patriots.  After sitting out all of 2006, Terrell returned to the Broncos, but he was released during the preseason.

22 responses to “Former Bears receiver David Terrell arrested for domestic battery

  1. Under that standard, everyone who ever has been convicted of any crime in the history of this great nation of ours was, for some finite period of time after committing the crime, innocent.——- ummmm… Not sure if you were aiming for sarcasm but isn’t that the Principle of the justice system and the accused right? Whatever though, punish him if he’s guilty..

  2. Before A Train sucked in the NFL, he won the rookie of the year award.

    Terrell was awful.

  3. just imagine if he was able to excercise logic with his contracts. could have lived his life, at bare minimum, having a modest house a car and never having to work again his whole life. wtf goes thru these dudes minds? i`ll never understand it.

  4. If Shady says he’s innocent then forget the bruises, they all must be self inflected. The state is going to have a tough time proving this one with Shady on the case.

  5. Those of us in Boston will remember Mr. Ron Borges killing the Pats for taking Richard Seymour over David Terrell. Bill 1 Rob 0

  6. “I was stale all of those years in Chicago. I felt alone. Here in Denver, I felt like I became a NFL player, and I became a great player because I am here.”

    -David Terrell, 2006.

    lol.

  7. Florio typed “Terrell, a Michigan man” left out the part about Tom Brady making him look good enough at Michigan to be the #8 pick in the nFL draft

  8. Shadey’s defense strategy was that since Terrel was far too cheap to pay the lady for housework, she should not be considered a “domestic”, and any abuse was O.K.

  9. Highrise apartment means fourth floor project and not something like the Trump Tower right?

  10. Just he other day I thought I wonder what that POS David Terrel is up to these days.

    Trying to throw b*tches off balconies was only my third guess.

  11. * polishkingski says:Apr 15, 2012 6:57 PM
    just imagine if he was able to excercise logic with his contracts. could have lived his life, at bare minimum, having a modest house a car and never having to work again his whole life. wtf goes thru these dudes minds? i`ll never understand iT.

    Where or what does it say about his money in the story? Are you stupid? He abused a woman that’s the gist and the root of the story. I clicked on the article and 1700 Michigan Ave is not a bad neighborhood in Chicago or anywhere. I wonder how you made that assumption and 13 people agreed with you. Wonder what you would score on The Wonderlic.

  12. Somewhere Bill Belichick is smiling – on his 60th birthday – as then Boston Globe writer Ron Borges excoriated him for drafting DL Richard Seymour as the Patriots first round pick (6th overall) instead of WR David Terrell, whom he saw as a greater need and can’t miss selection! How did that turn out?

  13. Wanna bet ya Terrell got a call while sitting in his cell from Mike Brown offering him a contract?

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