Former Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver James McKnight Arrested For Domestic Battery

Former NFLer behind bars for striking wife: Police

By Brian Hamacher
|  Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011  |  Updated 10:42 PM EDT
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Former Dolphins wide receiver James McKnight was arrested at his Southwest Ranches home Tuesday night in a domestic violence incident, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office report.

According to the report, McKnight, 39, was arrested for hitting his wife, Mikki, in an Oct. 14 incident.

McKnight "intentionally caused bodily harm to Mikki by twisting both wrists and pushed her into their car as she was entering causing her to strike her head on the metal door jam causing her to see stars," the report said.

Mikki McKnight told police her lower back had been hurting from the incident, the report said.

McKnight was arrested on simple battery charges and was being held on $3,500 bond Wednesday. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.

McKnight began his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks in 1994, playing five seasons there before he went to the Dallas Cowboys for one year.

He was acquired by the Dolphins in 2001 and spent three seasons in Miami, where he had 107 receptions and seven touchdowns.

McKnight is listed as a financial services representative for Principal Financial Group. His Principal bio says he graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA in 1999 with a degree in criminal justice.

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