Tight end suspended one game after guilty plea

Updated: October 18, 2004, 10:17 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Broncos tight end Dwayne Carswell was suspended for one game Monday for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, the result of pleading guilty to battery after a fight with his girlfriend last year.

Carswell was placed on probation for one year for the guilty plea. He will be suspended without pay for next Monday's game at Cincinnati and will be docked an additional week's salary.

The 11th-year veteran was arrested last July in Atlanta and originally charged with simple battery, domestic violence and obstruction of an officer. A court complaint said he picked up his girlfriend by the neck outside a bar. The complaint also said the woman was bitten on the arm.

In 2000, Carswell pleaded guilty to harassment stemming from another incident in which Denver police said he grabbed his girlfriend by the neck. He received one year's probation.

In 2002, a mistrial was declared in a case in which he was accused of assaulting and harassing a woman who said she was his former girlfriend. Carswell agreed to restitution and community service.

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