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Former Jet Gastineau Arrested

Former New York Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau was arrested Monday for violating an order of protection in an ongoing domestic dispute, police said.

Gastineau, 42, surrendered at a Queens precinct stationhouse and remained in custody awaiting arraignment on a charge of criminal contempt.

The ex-NFL star allegedly violated a court order on June 22 by going to his wife's Queens home, where he repeatedly rang the doorbell and refused to leave, police said.

Gastineau was sentenced last October to three months probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge for hitting his wife. He had been arrested a month earlier for hitting his then-fiancee, Patricia Schorr, at a Manhattan apartment.

Gastineau was charged with misdemeanor assault, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. The court complaint said the weapon was a glass cocktail table with which he threatened to hit Schorr.

At the time of Gastineau's guilty plea, Schorr said she had married him in late September. She also refused to cooperate in the prosecution of her husband.

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