Ex-Brown Reggie Rucker under home monitoring after alleged golf course assault

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CLEVELAND- Former Cleveland Browns player Reggie Rucker will be placed under home monitoring following an alleged assault at a Highland Hills golf course.

Rucker is already awaiting sentencing for pleading guilty to wire fraud. Federal prosecutors said he violated the terms of his bond when he was accused of assault.

According to the police report, Rucker grabbed a man by his throat at the Highland Park Golf Course on April 30. The two men were arguing about music when the ex- NFL wide receiver threatened to shoot the victim, police said. He pleaded not guilty.

On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster ordered Rucker to be fitted with an electronic monitor and remain on home supervision for three weeks. During that time, he is allowed to go to work, church and medical appointments.

He will also be permitted to travel to New York for a special brain scan as part of an NFL study, Rucker said.

"When I look back on it, it seems very silly," Rucker said of the golf course incident. "I know the judge is disappointed and I feel like I let him down."

He joked he will not be playing golf while on house arrest.

In February, Rucker was accused of using charitable donations to pay his gambling debts. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, he used money from Amer-I-Can and Cleveland Peacemakers to pay his mortgage, dry cleaning and groceries from 2011 to 2015.

Rucker wil be sentenced for wire fraud in July.

He was a wide receiver with the Cleveland Browns from 1975 to 1981.

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