Seahawks defensive lineman Rocky Bernard was released from jail on his own recognizance Tuesday after spending the night in the King County Jail for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Bernard, 29, appearing at his hearing in a red jail jumpsuit, had been arrested by Seattle police early Monday for fourth-degree domestic violence assault, a misdemeanor.
The victim told police that just before the assault, she and a friend saw Bernard in an altercation with another woman at a Seattle nightclub. He allegedly walked over to the victim, who is the mother of one of his children, and punched her in the forehead. She and her friend ran off and called police later.