UNC football player Don Chapman arrested

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
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Don Chapman, a senior safety for UNC, was arrested and charged with assault on a female, trespassing and misdemeanor battery of an unborn child.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- University of North Carolina football player Don Chapman is facing charges in Chatham County.

Chapman was arrested overnight and charged with assault on a female, trespassing and misdemeanor battery of an unborn child.

Chapman, a 6-1, 195-pound senior safety from San Diego, carried the flag out of the tunnel in the Tar Heels' home opener against Florida A&M University.

"We've been made aware of a situation involving one of our student-athletes and we're working to gather more information," a UNC spokesperson told ABC11.

Court documents noted that the alleged victim was Chapman's spouse but that they were living separately and apart at the time.

The documents also said Chapman allegedly grabbed the pregnant woman by the throat and attempted to punch her and also dragged her by the shirt collar.

North Carolina defensive back Don Chapman plays against Temple in the Military Bowl on Dec. 27, 2019, in Annapolis, Maryland.
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Chapman appeared in eight games last season and made four starts at defensive back. He also played against FAMU this year.

Chapman has been released on a written promise to appear in court. He is scheduled for his next court appearance in October.

He was ordered to have no contact with the woman.