Former 49er Frank Gore charged with assault after incident at New Jersey hotel

ByJenna Hards KGO logo
Thursday, August 11, 2022
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) runs against the Arizona Cardinals during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.

NEW JERSEY (KGO) -- The 49ers' former running back, Frank Gore, is facing assault charges in New Jersey after police responded to a call on July 31.

Police say a woman called them after the incident occurred and officers were then dispatched to the Tropicana Casino Havana Tower in Atlantic City. The 28-year-old woman did not exhibit any signs of injury and did not file any complaints at the time.

An investigation later led to the running back getting charged with "simple assault" related to the "domestic violence incident."

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According to the court summons, the woman accuses Gore of grabbing her by her hair and dragging her down a hallway. Gore is due in court next month.

Earlier in June Gore announced his retirement from the 49ers and the team shared that he would enter its Hall of Fame.

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