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10-Year NFL QB Erik Kramer Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

A general view of the goal post during a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Houston Texans.

PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 07: A general view of the goal post during a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Houston Texans on September 7, 2008 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer, who last played in 1999, was arrested Wednesday. He has been accused of domestic violence.

The 10-year NFL vet posted $50,000 bail roughly 2.5 hours after he was brought in. From the Los Angeles Times:

"Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrested former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer on suspicion of felony corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant at his Agoura Hills home Wednesday, according to department records."

According to TMZ, Erik Kramer's wife filed for divorce after the alleged incident.

Courtney Baird has also received a temporary restraining order against her husband. A representative from the sheriff's department says that Kramer was "cooperative" at the time of his arrest.

In 2015, Kramer shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt. Afterwards, ex-wife Marshawn Kramer said that he had suffered from depression stemming from his time with the Chicago Bears from 1994-1998. From NBC News:

"He is a very amazing man, a beautiful soul, but he has suffered depression since he was with the Bears," Marshawn Kramer said in a telephone interview. She said of Kramer's decision to apparently obtain a gun and shoot himself, "I can promise you he is not the same man I married."

Four years prior, Kramer's 18-year old son Griffen died of a heroin overdose. Four were charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death.

[Los Angeles Times; TMZ]