Police say Ric Flair's wife attacked him

Police in Charlotte say the wife of pro wrestler Ric Flair has been charged with assaulting him in their North Carolina home.

In a statement, Flair called the incident an unfortunate disagreement and said he did nothing wrong.

Authorities say officers were called to Flair's home in south Charlotte on Sunday night. Flair said his wife attacked him after they went out for dinner. He had minor injuries, but refused treatment from paramedics.

Police charged 41-year-old Jacqueline Beems with simple assault. She was released from jail a few hours after her arrest.

The 60-year-old platinum-blond grappler nicknamed "The Nature Boy" is currently wrestling for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling after a long career with World Wrestling Entertainment.


Pro Football


* In a move that had been expected for some time, the San Diego Chargers released running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who was due a $2 million bonus in early March. Tomlinson ranks eighth on the all-time rushing list with 12,490 yards.

* The New England Patriots put the franchise tag on Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork, providing more time for negotiations toward a long-term contract. The 6-year veteran said he hoped the team would use the tag for that purpose. The Patriots placed a non-exclusive tag on Wilfork, according to ESPN.com. That gives the Patriots the right to match any other team's offer or let Wilfork go for two first-round draft picks. An exclusive tag would have tied Wilfork to the Patriots for the season.

* The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed veteran tight end Ernest Wilford to a 1-year contract worth the veteran minimum of $630,000.

* The New York Giants added Kevin Gilbride Jr., son of offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, to the coaching staff as the offensive quality-control coach. He replaced Sean Ryan, who was elevated to receivers coach.

* The Arizona Cardinals hired Donnie Henderson as their defensive-backs coach.


College Football


* Oregon coach Chip Kelly suspended linebacker Kiko Alonso for the 2010 season. Alonso was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants - the fourth Ducks player to be arrested in the past month.

* Carnell Lake resigned as an assistant coach at UCLA. Head coach Rick Neuheisel said Lake is leaving after one season for family reasons.

* Miami quarterback Jacory Harris will participate in some non-throwing drills during spring practice as he recovers from surgery on his throwing hand.


Philly File


* Wings offensive coordinator and former captain John Tucker has been named a member of this year's National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame class, according to the NLL office. He is the ninth current or former member of the Wings organization to be elected to the Hall of Fame.


Sport Stops


* Golfer John Daly has been hired by Slix, a 4-month-old online company, to endorse its line of Slix Closer boxer briefs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

* Top Fuel driver Cory McClenathan and Funny Car driver Jack Beckman earned victories at the weather-delayed NHRA Arizona Nationals, an event marred by the death of a fan a day earlier at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz. A woman was killed Sunday by a tire that flew off the crashing dragster.