Chung, 34, played for the Patriots from 2009 to 2012 and then from 2014 to 2019
Former New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung, was charged Monday with battery and assault on a family member and vandalism, according to court records.
Chung appeared in court Tuesday in Quincy, Massachusetts, and pleaded not guilty to charges involving the mother of one of his children. The woman, who was representing herself, also obtained a civil restraining order against Chung at the hearing. Chung was released on a personal bond of $ 10,000. His next court hearing is scheduled for January 7.
“Mr. Chung is a prominent member of the community, a wonderful father, and he looks forward to clarifying this regarding what actually happened. He is the victim in this matter,” said Sandy Pesiridis, Chung’s attorney, according to the Boston Globe.
Chung, 34, played for the Patriots from 2009 to 2012 and then from 2014 to 2019. He was on three championship teams in the Super Bowl.
Chung had chosen not to play the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic and intended to participate in 2021 before retiring in March, after posting on Instagram, “It’s time to start a new life.”
He later agreed to break the news of his retirement to the Patriots coach, Bill Belichick “It was probably the most difficult conversation” I’ve had in a long time.
“I felt like I was letting him down, but it was something I had to do for my family and myself,” Chung explained at the time.
On Monday afternoon, Chung tweeted that he was having “the best day of my life.”
In August 2019, Chung was formally charged with possession of cocaine in New Hampshire, but the charge was conditionally dismissed in January 2020.