Was issued a criminal summons on a charge of misdemeanor assault on a female, according to a spokesperson for the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office in North Carolina.
A court date hasn’t yet been set, but the summons stems from an incident at the Hilton Charlotte City Center hotel on Oct. 17, the evening before the Bears played the Carolina Panthers.
Police records state officers responded to reports about a woman hitting a man with hand and scratching his brow. Edwards and a girl were both determined to have bruises and scratches and both were listed as victims at the police record.
North Carolina court records, obtained by TMZ, say the woman in question accused Edwards of hitting her eye and dragging her from his hotel room after she began recording him during an argument. The woman claimed to be pregnant at the time of the attack and required hospitalization.
Peter Schaffer, Edwards’ agent, denied that this customer was involved in any wrongdoing.
“Mario Edwards does not condone domestic violence” Schaffer told TMZ. “At no time did Mario Edwards do anything which raised to the amount of domestic violence, or any violence.”
The Bears released an announcement on Tuesday afternoon.
“We’re aware of the situation between Mario Edwards Jr.. We are doing our due diligence to thoroughly examine and understand the facts. We take any allegations of this nature very seriously, both internally and together with the NFL.”
The matter remains under review of the league’s personal conduct policy.
Edwards, 26, signed with the Bears after the New Orleans Saints cut on him in September. Edwards registered two sacks in the Bears’ 36-7 victory on the Houston Texans last Sunday, also has four sacks on the year.