The Los Angeles City attorney's office has filed charges against former USC defensive end Frostee Rucker for two counts of spousal battery and two counts of vandalism, ESPN's Justine Gubar reports.
Both charges are misdemeanors. Each count of spousal battery, which includes parties who have dated, is punishable by one year maximum in county jail or community service. There is a mandatory $400 fine. Vandalism is punishable by up to six months in jail. If convicted Rucker, who was drafted by the Bengals in the third round of April's NFL draft, could face up to three years in county jail.
The charges stem from one incident in early August 2005 that took place at Rucker's Los Angeles apartment.
An arraignment date has been set for July 13.
There is no warrant for Rucker's arrest. He will receive a voluntary appearance letter regarding his arraignment. If he misses his arraignment, then a warrant will be issued.
The complaining witness has requested confidentiality.