Former Redskins Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien arrested for suspicion of domestic violence

Former Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien was arrested on Sunday evening for suspicion of domestic violence. Rypien was booked into the Spokane County, Washington jail at 6:30 P.M. and charged with one count of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. Police contacted Rypien and a woman, believed to be his wife, outside of the Spokane Bank and interviewed them for 45 minutes before handcuffing Rypien and leading him away. Washington State law dictates that an arrest must be made if police are called to a domestic violence situation and there is probable cause that an assault took place.

Rypien played on two Super Bowl winning teams for the Redskins, as a backup during the 1987 season and as a starter and Super Bowl MVP during the 1991 season. After his career with the Redskins ended in 1993, Rypien bounced around to seven different NFL teams before being cut by the Seattle Seahawks in 2002. Rypien played in one game for the American Indoor Football Association’s Rochester Raiders in 2006. Rypien’s son, Brett played collegiality at Boise State and signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent after the 2019 NFL draft.

In March of 2018, Rypien discussed his battle with depression with the Spokansman-Review. During the insightful interview Rypien discussed a previous incident of domestic violence, an attempted suicide and sex with prostitutes and local massage parlors.

This story is continuing to develop. Stay tuned to the Maryland Sports Blog for additional information.

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