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May 20, 1986

Washington Redskin defensive back Vernon Dean was arrested after he reportedly assaulted his fiancee in the lobby of a police station and then fought with police officers trying to control him, police in Fairfax, Va., said.

"It took three officers struggling with him to subdue him," Fairfax County police spokesman Warren Carmichael said.

Dean was charged with assaulting a police officer and driving with a suspended license and released on $500 personal bond after the Friday night melee in a suburban Virginia police station, Carmichael said

Dean suffered a chipped tooth in the melee but refused medical treatment, Carmichael said.

Dean, 27, was the Redskins' first draft pick in the 1982, taken in the second round out of San Diego State.

The assault charge is punishable by a maximum of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine, and the suspended license charge carries a maximum six months in jail and a $500 fine. Carmichael would not say why Dean's license had been suspended.

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