Other NFL players who faced domestic abuse charges in 2014

Ray Rice: Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens after a video showed the running back knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in an elevator. Rice spent the year on the league's suspension list. Last month, Rice and his former team settled his $3.5 million lawsuit for back pay. He also persuaded a federal court to overturn the NFL's indefinite suspension and hopes to sign with a new team in the coming months.

Adrian Peterson: Last September, a grand jury in Texas indicted the star running back for the Minnesota Vikings on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a cchild. Petersonis accused of beating his 4-year-old son with a tree branch, leaving the boy bruised and bleeding from his ankles to up his back. He remains suspended by the league. On Friday, a federal judge agreed to consider his lawsuit challenging his suspension.