There’s been a new twist in the Brandon Underwood disorderly conduct that may seem like a love story of touching proportions, but for most experts who have seen these types of incidents, it’s a classic case of denial.
Underwood appeared in court today with his wife at his side and pleading that she didn’t want her husband arrested after a quarrel between the two resulted in his alleged ripping of a necklace off his wife’s neck, his dragging of her from the car they were in, and him leaving the scene.
The alleged incident occurred after the couple left the ceremony where Packers players were presented their Super Bowl championship rings. The wives were also presented a necklace at the event.
Underwood’s wife, Brandie, has filed for divorce from her husband but continues to live with him.
She was quoted in the Green Bay Press Gazette, “I told police I did not want them to arrest him. He’s never harmed me in any way, shape or form.”
She went on to say, “The last thing I wanted was for him to get in trouble.”
After the altercation between the two, according to published reports, Underwood left the scene and his wife and the mother of their three children called police.
Though Brandie Underwood said after leaving the court that she didn’t want him arrested police had little choice.
Wisconsin state law requires officers to make an arrest in a domestic abuse report if reasonable grounds exist that the abuse occurred and if continued abuse is likely.
Underwood has been in trouble in the past, another red flag that both the courts and social workers will consider when consequences are decided.
Underwood was fined $379 earlier this year after pleading no contest to one count of prostitution-nonmarital sexual intercourse in connection with an incident last summer, refused to comment Wednesday after he signed a $1,000 bond.
So far, the Packers have not commented on the situation.
His next court date has been set for July 15.