Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka is free on $2,400 bond after being accused of fighting with his wife.
A Gwinnett County police spokesman confirmed that Ojinnaka, a fourth-year reserve drafted out of Syracuse in the fifth round of 2006, was charged with simple battery. His wife, whose name is not listed on the Falcons' web site, reportedly confronted him for contacting a female friend on Facebook, got tossed down some stairs and thrown out of their house in Suwanee late Tuesday.
Ojinnaka, who has started seven of 30 career games, reportedly told police she began the fight by attempting to stab him with a pen.
Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said Friday that coach Mike Smith had talked with Ojinnaka but the team would have no further comment.