NFL Player Arrested

St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Claude Terrell was charged Tuesday with

assaulting his wife at a suburban Houston hotel.

Claude Terrell is charged with assaulting his wife.

Police said they found a woman with obvious signs of physical injury after

responding to a disturbance at a hotel. The woman, who said she was Terrell s

wife, told police he had assaulted her.

Terrell was located at another nearby hotel, where he was arrested and charged

with assault-family violence, a class A misdemeanor, police said.

The 6-foot-2, 330-pound Terrell appeared in six games with three starts for

the winless Rams this season.

Terrell was already on probation from a 2006 charge of assault causing bodily

injury to a family member, according to court records. He was given a $1,000

fine and two years probation for that charge in February.

The 25-year-old Terrell was taken in the fourth round of the 2005 draft by the

Rams out of New Mexico. He started 10 games as a rookie but missed all of last

season with a wrist injury.