Former Miami Dolphin Mark Duper arrested on child abuse charges

CBSsports.com reports former Dolphin Mark Duper has been arrested and accused of child abuse.  

Wsvn.com says Jacksonville Police arrested the 54-year-old Thursday after, investigators said, he was involved in an argument and punched a child before threatening him a day earlier.  

Cbsmiami.com, citing an arrest report, said the boy was playing video games with the children of ex-football player Hugh Green when an argument started with Duper who allegedly "grabbed the teen and picked him up several times and slammed him to the ground causing him to lose consciousness."

According to the arrest affidavit, reported by local10.com, the boy had a swollen and cut lip, multiple scratches on his elbow, a cut on his bicep, and a bruise on his ear.

It says the Department of Children and Families was notified.

News4jax.com says Duper was booked into the Duval County Jail. 

Duper is on the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll.

According to miamidolphins.com he averaged the second-highest average yards per catch in team history (17.4) and the three longest pass plays of Dan Marino's career. It says he was a three-time Pro Bowl selection (1983-84, 1986), and was chosen as the Dolphins Outstanding Receiver three times (1983, 1986, 1990).

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