Former NFL star arrested in Avondale after alleged brutal attack

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

AVONDALE - A former NFL star was arrested in Avondale and is charged with a brutal attack.

Former Carolina Panther Mark Fields was taken into custody on Sunday. Investigators say he attacked the mother of his child, an ex-girlfriend who reportedly has an order of protection against him.

Court paperwork shows the victim was choked and thrown to the ground. Fields' 6-year-old daughter was also injured in the incident.

Fields posted bond and was released on Monday.