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Chargers’ King Dunlap arrested on suspicion of violating protective order

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle King Dunlap was arrested by Nashville police Thursday on suspicion of violating a protective order.

Dunlap was arrested and issued a $1,000 bond amount, according to court documents.

The Chargers released a statement Friday on Dunlap’s arrest: “We are aware of the situation involving King Dunlap. We will continue to gather information and monitor the situation as the legal process runs its course.”

According to, officers responded to a domestic disturbance call around 9 p.m. allegedly involving Dunlap and a woman identified as his girlfriend. Officers determined Dunlap’s girlfriend had a protective order against him. King told domestic violence detectives after his arrest that he was aware of the protective order, the affidavit states.

A preliminary hearing for Dunlap is scheduled for March 7.

Dunlap, 31, started in each of the 12 games he appeared in last season for the San Diego Chargers after signing a four-year, $28 million deal with the team in the offseason.