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Falcons' Moore arrested on simple battery charge

Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 10:19 p.m. CDT; updated 10:44 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 18, 2013

ATLANTA — Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore, a former standout for the Missouri football team, was arrested on a simple battery charge Thursday.

Fulton County jail records showed Moore remained in custody Thursday night. No details of the arrest were immediately available.

The Falcons released a statement saying the team was aware of the "situation involving William Moore" and was gathering more information.

Moore, a Pro Bowl alternate in 2012 and a free agent after the season, agreed last month to a five-year, $32 million deal, including $14 million guaranteed, to re-sign with the Falcons.

He finished the season with four interceptions and 105 tackles despite missing four games with a hamstring injury.

 


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