Former Chicago Bears wide receiver David Terrell was ordered held on $10,000 bond Saturday on a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery.
Terrell, 33, was arrested Friday after allegedly grabbing his ex-girlfriend during an argument and threatening to throw her off the balcony of his 33rd floor South Side Chicago apartment, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The 25-year-old woman, who was not identified, said she had bruises on her arms, chest and neck from the alleged assault, according to court records.
She said she had just broken up with Terrell after a seven-month relationship, which sparked the altercation. She claimed Terrell told her, "I'll throw you off the balcony and say you jumped," court records said.
Terrell's attorney, Shady Yassin, said after Saturday's bond hearing, "We intend to prove he's innocent of these allegations."
A former first-round pick, Terrell played four seasons with the Bears from 2001-04. He had 128 career receptions for 1,602 yards.