COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tennessee Titans linebacker
Robert Reynolds pleaded guilty Monday to smashing a cell phone and
punching a hole in a wall, but avoided more serious charges after a
fight with his estranged wife.
Reynolds was fined $300 and avoided probation after pleading
guilty to criminal damaging and a reduced charge of disorderly
conduct, both misdemeanors. Judge Carrie Glaeden ruled that if the
former Ohio State player is convicted of another charge in the next
year he faces further punishment.
An arrest warrant was issued for him on charges of domestic
violence, assault and criminal damaging after a fight with his wife
at her suburban Upper Arlington home Oct. 21. The couple's divorce
is to be completed Tuesday.
Jennifer Reynolds told police her husband had driven to her home
to visit their 2-year-old son and had started drinking that
morning. They were watching TV when Reynolds found another man's
number in her cell phone.
She told police her husband threw the phone against the living
room wall, destroying the phone, and punched a small hole in the
wall. She followed him outside, where he shoved her with both
hands, causing her to fall against a wall.
Jennifer Reynolds, who was not hurt, told police she did not
want to press charges and declined to seek a protection order.