Former Chicago Bears quarterback Erik Kramer was charged with a misdemeanor battery this week, nearly two months after alleged domestic violence against his wife, a report said.
The indictment was reported by the Los Angeles Times.
Kramer, whose career in the NFL and CFL lasted more than a decade, was arrested in June on suspicion of assaulting a spouse or spouse at his home in Agoura Hills, California, but was released hours later on a $ 50,000 bond.
"I'm scared he'll look for me right now and kill me and my daughter."
"I am very afraid that he will search for me at this moment and kill me and my daughter," said Kramer's wife Cortney Baird at that time.
Baird quickly obtained a restraining order and immediately filed for divorce. She claimed that her altercation with her husband stemmed from a dispute the night before, according to a petition seen by TMZ Sports.
When she came to him the next morning to deal with the situation, she claimed he had lost his temper, swore at her, shoved her, and threw her household items, including a knife block, though he missed it. He is said to have smashed other objects, including glasses and picture frames, on the floor.
Kramer, who also played for the Atlanta Falcons and San Diego Chargers and led the Lions to the NFC Championship Game in 1991, suffered from severe depression.
"He is a very amazing man, a beautiful soul, but he has suffered depression since he was with the bears and I can promise you that he is not the same man I married."
The 53-year-old said the problem worsened when his 18-year-old son Griffen was found dead by a friend's heroin overdose, according to the 2011 Los Angeles Daily News. His mother died of cancer one year later.
Kramer attempted suicide in 2015 and eventually survived a bullet wound on his head.
His ex-wife Marshawn Kramer said, "He's a very amazing man, a beautiful soul, but he has suffered depression since he was with the bears, and I can promise you that he's not the same man I've married "
Kramer faces a year in prison if convicted, KCBS-TV reported.
Fox News Chris Irvine contributed to this report.