Ex-NFL Running Back
Sentenced In Knife Slashing
Dom. Violence Case
9/28/2017 3:48 PM PDT
Ex-Indianapolis Colts fullback Roosevelt Potts was sentenced to 2 years in prison for a domestic violence incident in which he slashed a woman with a knife … but he likely won’t spend another minute behind bars.
The story is pretty crazy …46-year-old Potts — a pretty solid player back in the ’90s — was found guilty of domestic battery by means of a deadly weapon over a 2016 incident at his Indiana home.
Officials say the victim had two stab wounds on her shoulder following an altercation with Potts.
The woman told police she had grabbed a knife to slash Roosevelt’s tires — when he grabbed a knife of his own and cut her up.
Potts says the allegations are BS — claiming the woman had gone after him with a knife and got cut as he tried to wrestle it away from her.
The case went to trial and Potts was found guilty of domestic battery. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison — but that sentence is suspended with the caveat that he must complete 18 months of probation without a problem.
If he screws up, the judge can force him to serve out the prison sentence.