Oct 26, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Mario Edwards (97) at the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

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Bears DE Edwards charged with assault

Chicago Bears defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female stemming from an incident in Charlotte prior to the team’s Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers.

The Bears issued a statement Tuesday saying they were aware of the incident involving Edwards.

“We are doing our due diligence to thoroughly review and understand the facts,” the statement said. “We take any allegations of this nature very seriously, both internally and with the NFL.”

The police report lists both Edwards and a 28-year-old female as victims.

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney filed criminal charges against Edwards and the woman filed a domestic violence order of protection. According to a report by the Chicago Tribune, the district attorney’s office also said the summons has not yet been served, so no court date has been set.

In the civil filing against Edwards published by TMZ, the woman claims Edwards became violent with her after she rebuffed sexual advances.

Per TMZ, the filing reads: “The woman claims she took out her phone to record Edwards yelling at her – and he reacted by smacking her in the eye with his hand. Then, she claims, Edwards grabbed her by the arm and ‘dragged her to the door of the hotel room.’ The woman claims Edwards continued his attack down the hall by an elevator where he struck her in her arm.”

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