Former NFL Defensive Lineman Justin Bannan Arrested for Shooting Woman in Colorado

FILE – In this Dec. 23, 2007 file photo, Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Justin Bannan is seen during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field in Seattle. According to a new NFL-sponsored research released Tuesday, May 26, 2009, super-sized pro football players are prone to high blood pressure but fare better on some other health measures than more average-sized men their age. Bannan, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound lineman for the Ravens, was one of the study’s participants. By standard criteria, he’d be considered obese; other than that, Bannan said his results were “pretty normal.” (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)( / AP)

Former NFL defensive lineman Justin Bannan is sitting in a Colorado jail, on charges of suspicion of attempted first-degree murder.

According to Mitchell Byars of the Boulder Daily Camera, Bannan was arrested on a number of charges, including first-degree assault and first-degree burglary after the shooting of a woman.

The 40-year-old Bannan played 12 years in the league, with the Bills, Ravens, Broncos, Rams, and Lions.

According to Boulder police, the woman was shot and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police believe the woman and the alleged shooter know each other, but aren’t clear what led to the shooting.

He’s in custody at the moment, awaiting a hearing this afternoon.

SOURCE: NBC Sports, Darin Gantt

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