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Former Redskins QB Mark Rypien arrested on assault charge

Mark Rypien was arrested in Washington for assault, after police responded to his house and his wife was lying on the ground.

Former Washington Redskins Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence this past weekend, after an incident in north Spokane.

Police responded to a call near Washington Trust Bank near Maple Street and Garland Avenue around 5:40 p.m. and arrested Rypien on a fourth-degree assault charge. According to KHQ, which arrived at the same time as officers, Rypien, 56, was seen standing near the bank while his wife was lying in the grass. She was evaluated but did not need medical treatment.

Rypien was charged with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence, according to a spokesman for the Spokane Police Department. The department said Rypien was “cooperative with police during the investigation and arrest.”

After his retirement in 2001, Rypien, whose son died at age 3, launched the Rypien Foundation to help raise money for pediatric cancer patients in the northwest. Rypien has said many times he suffers from CTE, and this is not his first run-in with the law.

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