Fred Smoot in court on domestic violence charge

WASHINGTON — Former Redskins player Fred Smoot was scheduled to go on trial Monday in Loudoun County, Virginia, on a domestic violence charge.

The defensive back was arrested at his home in Ashburn in November.

Smoot’s girlfriend told officers that Smoot grabbed her during an argument.

Smoot was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault.

His attorney has said the case stems from what he’s called the “vindictive actions of a disgruntled ex-girlfriend.”

This isn’t Smoot’s first run in with the law. He was charged with driving while intoxicated in D.C. in December 2012.

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