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NFL star Phillips 'chokes his wife'

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jermaine Phillips (pictured) was released from jail on Monday, a day after he was arrested on charges of domestic violence by strangulation.

Phillips was arrested at his home early on Sunday morning after police reports said he choked his wife, Adrianne Phillips. He was released on Monday and told to stay away from her.

According to a local police report, Phillips and his wife were in an argument about a phone number on his mobile phone, when the NFL star grabbed his wife around the neck.

When police arrived, Phillips told the officers he pushed his wife by the neck.

Phillips, 30, has spent eight years in the NFL, all with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being drafted in the fifth round out of the University of Georgia in 2002. Tampa Bay said they are "aware of the serious charges" and "will monitor the situation closely".


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