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Gator Charged For Battery

Tue., Aug. 1, 1995

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.

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