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Donald Penn and wife issue joint statement: ‘No physical altercation’

Donald Penn

On Monday, news broke via TMZ Sports that Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn is being investigated for domestic violence following an altercation with his wife, Dominique.

Per the original report, police were called to the scene after Penn allegedly slapped his wife’s butt, poured a drink over her head and grabbed her wrist. By the time the police had arrived on the scene, Penn was no longer on the premises.

Since then, Penn and his wife have issued a joint statement via his representative, Denise White, per TMZ Sports: “There was a verbal disagreement, there was NO physical altercation. The two are in the middle of a divorce and it is a hard time for both parties.”

The couple has done through tough times in the past as well, though to this point there has been no reported violence perpetrated by Penn towards his wife.

Penn is an 11-year NFL veteran and recently signed a big extension with the Raiders.