Columbus Lions assistant coach arrested

(Source: Columbus Police Department)
(Source: Columbus Police Department)

By Lindsey Connell - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  News Leader 9 has confirmed that Edward King, assistant coach for the Columbus Lions, was arrested Monday afternoon by Columbus Police and charged with Battery Family Violence.

Officers were called to the couple's home on Lapaloma Drive, off Reese Road just before noon Monday in reference to an assault.

King's wife, a 43-year-old nurse, told them she had asked her husband where he'd been all night and he got angry, throwing a vase on the floor and striking her in the left eye, knocking her to backwards into their flat screen TV.

The responding officers noted in their reports that her eye was swollen shut, bloody and bruised back. They said Mrs. King was disoriented and told them that the incident happened so fast, she couldn't give them any more details.

She was taken to the St. Francis ER and given information from the District Attorney's Office on domestic violence.

WTVM also obtained a report from December of 2010 when officers were called out to the King's home in reference to another domestic dispute. When they got there, officers said Mrs. King told them her husband was drunk, struck her in the face and shoved her to the ground.

Edward King told police his wife "went crazy" and was throwing things all around their house when she saw a girl on his Facebook account.

Reports indicate their living room was destroyed and Mrs. King admitted to throwing items at her husband.

At the time, both King and his wife were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. They both had minor injuries from the altercation.

On Tuesday, the Lions placed King on administrative leave until the matter is resolved.

He took over as the team's line coach last season, helping the lions to the Southern Indoor Football League title.

King was a two-time All American guard at Auburn, and played for seven seasons in the NFL for the Browns and Saints.

He's a teacher and assistant football coach at Glenwood School in Phenix City.

On police reports, he's listed as 6'5" 340 lbs.

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