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Falcons' Moore granted bond following arrest

Friday - 4/19/2013, 12:03pm  ET

This photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Fulton County Jail, shows Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore after his arrest for simple battery Thursday in Atlanta. Fulton County jail records showed Moore remained in custody Thursday night. No details of the arrest were immediately available. The Falcons released a statement saying the team was aware of the "situation involving William Moore" and was gathering more information. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Fulton County Jail)

CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore is expected to be released from jail Friday following his arrest on a misdemeanor simple battery charge.

Fulton County sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan says Moore was granted a $2,500 bond during his first appearance before a Fulton County magistrate judge Friday morning.

Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos says officers were called to a Northwest Atlanta address Thursday and advised that Moore and a woman were involved in an argument. Campos says during the argument Moore "threw the victim's phone and grabbed the victim's shoulder."

The Falcons released a statement Thursday night saying the team was aware of the "situation involving William Moore" and was gathering more information.

Moore was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2012 when he had four interceptions and 105 tackles.


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