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Gator Charged For Battery

University of Florida starting defensive end Johnie Church was charged with battery after his wife complained he “threw” her around their bedroom.

Church, a 21-year-old senior from Fort Myers, Fla., spent Saturday night in the Alachua County Jail on a domestic violence charge of battery. He was released on his own recognizance after a court appearance.

When University Police arrived at the residence Saturday, Maria Church said her husband grabbed her by the throat and “threw” her. The arresting officer reported she had a small bruise on the left side of her throat.