Former NFL wide receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson was arrested at his California home early Monday on a misdemeanor spousal battery charge.
No other details were available, pending an investigation, a Los Angeles County sheriff's officer said.
TMZ reported Johnson smashed the phone of his girlfriend, identified as "Jennifer" in Johnson's statement, causing a gash to her hand.
Johnson, 41, was released on $20,000 bond. ESPN is looking into the incident, a spokesman said.
"I would like to apologize to my family, friends, fans, colleagues and, of course, to Jennifer for what happened last night at my home in Calabasas," Johnson said in a statement. "Though the true facts will come out as part of the legal process, I can say now, without hesitation, that I did not hit, grab or strike Jennifer, nor would I ever touch her or any woman in anger. I am cooperating with the authorities and will continue to do so to ensure that this personal matter is fairly and expediently resolved."
Johnson has worked as an analyst at ESPN since 2007 and appears on "NFL Countdown" on Sundays and Mondays.