QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Monday, Milton police arrested Patrick Chung, a retired safety Patriots player, on charges of vandalism and assault and battery on a family or household member. He pleaded not guilty and was released on a $10,000 bail. Chung is set to be back in court January 7, 2022.
The former Patriots player had previously been indicted by a grand jury in New Hampshire on a drug-related criminal charge in 2019. Early last year, Belknap County Attorney Andrew Livernois released a statement that Chung had reached an agreement with his office that said Chung "will remain of good behavior for a period of two years," and that he must not commit any crimes within that timeframe. In return, Chung's drug charge was dismissed.
Livernois told WBZ NewsRadio in a statement regarding Chung's recent charges, "We could choose to re-file the charge that had previously been dismissed- if it were determined that he had committed a new crime in Mass."
Chung retired from football in March of 2021, totaling a 11-year long career with most of his time in New England. The Patriots drafted him in 2009, 34th overall out of Oregon. Chung played for 10 seasons with the Patriots, winning three Super Bowls alongside the team.