Report: Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien arrested for domestic violence
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By Zachary Neel

A report from Sunday night shows that Mark Rypien, a former Redskins Super Bowl MVP quarterback, was arrested on a 4th Degree Assault/Domestic Violence charge in Spokane, Washington.

The incident was first reported by Spokane news outled KHQ.

According to the report, officers arrived at Rypien’s location — an intersection near Maple and Garland — just after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday to find Rypien and his wife on the lawn. The report says it is not clear why the two were stopped at the intersection, or why the police had been called.

According to the report, medical officers were called to evaluate the situation, and left shortly before 6 p.m.

Spokane Police officers spent about 45 minutes speaking separately with both Rypien and his wife. Around 6:15 p.m., two officers called Rypien over to the patrol car and placed him in handcuffs, then loaded him into the back of a police cruiser. His wife was seen to be crying as he was arrested.

KHQ later confirmed with a Spokane Police Department spokesperson that Rypien has been booked on a 4th Degree Assault/Domestic Violence charge.

This is a developing story, and we will release more information as it is made available to the...

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