Ravens' Rolle settles domestic violence case

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle settled his domestic violence charge Wednesday in Tennessee by agreeing to nearly a year of probation along with anger management and marriage counseling after allegedly hitting his wife in February.

Rolle's attorney, Peter Strianse, and Williamson County district attorney Ron Davis reached a pretrial diversion agreement in Franklin, Tenn., where the former Pro Bowl selection was assigned to 11 months and 29 days of probation.

Rolle is also required to make a $10,000 donation to assist battered women or children. If Rolle completes his legal obligations, the assault charge will be expunged from his record.

Rolle, who could have received up to a year in jail if he had been convicted, was arrested on the misdemeanor charge after his wife, Danisha, received three stitches for a cut over her left eye at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

Davis said the Rolles have already begun marriage counseling.

"Obviously, he loves his wife," Strianse told reporters. "There's never been any interruption in their relationship. They have resided together as husband and wife, and things are fine between them."

The Rolles were at the courthouse together Wednesday, but declined to comment.

When Rolle was introduced by the Ravens last month after signing a six-year, $30.5 million contract that included an $11 million signing bonus, he predicted a favorable outcome to his legal predicament.

"It's a legal matter that we can't comment on, but my wife has been with me on every trip and we're in love," said Rolle, who was released by the Tennessee Titans for salary-cap reasons. "Everything will work out."

NOTE: Free agent defensive end Marques Douglas concluded his visit with the San Francisco 49ers, but no agreement was reached as of Wednesday night, according to his agent. Douglas has also visited the Cleveland Browns, who remain a potential destination for the former Ravens starter.

As well as a being a long time contributor to RavensInsider, Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.

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