Police report: Ex-NFL star Rypien acknowledges hitting wife

SPOKANE, Wash. — Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien acknowledged to a police officer recently that he struck his wife during a domestic dispute, but said it was in self-defence.

A report by Spokane police Officer Todd Brownlee said Rypien admitted hitting his wife Danielle Rypien on June 30 in Spokane.

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The former Washington Redskins quarterback told police his wife got the "wind knocked out of her" after he pushed her hands away from his face.

The Spokesman-Review reported Thursday that Mark Rypien's attorney, Chris Bugbee, stood by his client's statements, saying that while Mark Rypien struck his wife, it was in self-defence.

Mark Rypien was arrested and pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic violence. He was released from jail without bail.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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