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06-23-2009, 02:37 PM
MTSU football player guilty of domestic assault
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MTSU football player Eldred King has been arrested three times since March 1 and twice pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault.

At his June 18 court appearance, King, 21, was sentenced to 14 days in jail, 11 months and 29 days probation and eight weeks in an anger management program. He was also ordered to pay the medical and dental expenses of the victim in both domestic assaults, which occurred on March 1 and May 1

King pleaded guilty to domestic assault for an incident on March 1 at 1654 Kittrell Halls Hill Road. He pleaded guilty to domestic assault and unlawful possession of a weapon from a May 1 incident at 1345 Wenlon Drive, and a charge of public intoxication was dismissed. The charge of violation of bond condition from a May 6 incident was also dismissed at the June 18 court appearance.

A senior for the upcoming season, King was MTSU’s leading receiver last season with 51 receptions and 598 yards.

According to the arrest report from the Murfreesboro Police Department, on May 1 the victim stated that King “kicked her in the head, punched her in the mouth, then choked her until she vomited and briefly lost consciousness.”

The victim was treated at Middle Tennessee Medical Center for a cut and swelling to the face and scrapes on her arm and leg.

Also from the May 1 incident, MPD officer Ricky Haley stated in the arrest report: “Mr. King was in the courtyard apartment complex, on his knees, with a five-inch bladed steak knife in his hand. ... Mr. King refused to comply when repeatedly told to drop the knife. Mr. King told Affiant (arresting officer) to shoot him and also put the knife to his throat. Mr. King was pepper sprayed and he then dropped the knife and was taken into custody.”

From the March 1 domestic assault, Murfreesboro general sessions court documents stated: “Mr. King got angry and busted (the victim’s) lip and left bruises on her forehead.”

King, a Thomaston, Ga. native, is currently listed on MTSU’s roster on the school’s athletic Web site. He participated in MTSU football spring practice in March and April.

Stay logged on dnj.com and BlueRaiders.com for updates to this story and see Wednesday’s edition of The Daily News Journal for expanded coverage.

06-23-2009, 02:56 PM
King suspended for 2009 season
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... "Eldred has been excellent in the classroom and on the field and hopefully will learn from his mistakes. I have set guidelines for him to follow and if he adheres to them he will be able to play his senior season."

King, who has a redshirt year available, shared the team lead in 2008 with 51 receptions for 598 yards and four touchdowns.... "