Former Colts fullback arrested for allegedly slashing wife with kitchen knife

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FISHERS, Ind. – A former Indianapolis Colts player was arrested on felony charges after he allegedly cut his wife with a kitchen knife, according to the Indy Star.

Roosevelt B. Potts, 45, was charged with domestic battery by means of a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon.

Fishers Police Department Sgt. Tom Weger told the Indy Star that police were called to Potts’ home for a possible stabbing around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday. When officers arrived, they found Potts sitting on the curb. They placed him in handcuffs and went inside to speak with the alleged victim.

Police said his wife had two visible cuts near her right shoulder blade. One of the cuts was six inches long and the other cut was four inches long. Her shirt was covered in blood.

According to court documents obtained by the Indy Star, police found two knives used in the incident.

Potts was arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Jail. He has since been released and a no contact order was issued.

Potts was a fullback with the Indianapolis Colts from 1993 to 1997. He was suspended in 1996 for a violation of their substance abuse policy.

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