Former NFL receiver gets five years' probation from domestic case

Updated: October 27, 2003, 6:37 PM ET

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Former Minnesota Vikings receiver Anthony Carter pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to a domestic battery case, and received five years of probation.

The 11-year NFL veteran was arrested in June on charges he beat his wife and pointed a handgun at her head.

Carter was initially charged with domestic battery, assault with a firearm and false imprisonment. However, prosecutors agreed to his pleading guilty to a reduced charge of assault with a deadly weapon, ...

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