SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Former San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore was arrested on a charge of assault stemming from a “domestic violence incident,” according to Atlantic City police.
“On July 31, 2022, at 8:11 AM, patrol units were dispatched to Tropicana Atlantic City for a report of a domestic violence dispute,” the Atlantic City Police Department stated. “Officers arrived to find the victim, a 28-year-old woman from Miami Florida, speaking with hotel security. The victim did not exhibit signs of injury and complaints were not filed at the time. However, an ensuing investigation resulted in Franklin Gore being charged with simple assault related to the domestic violence incident.
Court documents obtained by KRON4 provide details on the incident, in which Gore is said to have attempted to “cause bodily injury” to the victim by “forcibly gripping her by her hair and violently dragging her nude person along the floor.”
“Gore was issued a summons pending a future court date,” the statement continued. “The public is reminded that charges are mere allegations and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Atlantic City police at 609-347-5766. A text can be sent to tip411 (847411) with a text beginning ACPD. Texts can be sent anonymously.
Gore played for the 49ers from 2005 to 2014. He made one Super Bowl appearance, in 2013. He subsequently played for the Indianapolis Colts, the Miami Dolphins, the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets, before his retirement. He played the most games ever played by a running back and was in the Pro Bowl five times.
Gore has a court appearance scheduled Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Atlantic City Municipal Court.