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Charges recommended against Chris Clemons for assaulting woman

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GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27: Defensive back Chris Clemons #29 of the Arizona Cardinals on the sidelines during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 38-8. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Scottsdale, Ariz. police officials have recommended that city prosecutors charge Cardinals safety Chris Clemons with assault, after an incident with a woman outside a nightclub.

According to Yihyun Jeong of the Arizona Republic, the May 8 incident outside the International Boutique Nightclub left a woman unconscious, though there are varying witness accounts.

But Scottsdale police have recommended that Clemons be charged with assault with reckless injury and disorderly conduct.

According to their report filed after three months of interviews with witnesses and officers, the incident began with an incident between a man and a woman in the parking lot. When the man and another woman attempted to drive away, they were intercepted by police. But after they were questioned, they were allowed to leave.

Then, other officers found a woman nearby bleeding from her nose and mouth. She told police Clemons punched her in the face after she got into an argument with the other woman.

Clemons denied to police he hit the woman, telling officers he thought she had been punched by another woman. He also said he considered breaking up the fight, but allowed officers there to handle it.

The Cardinals cut him with an injury settlement early last season but re-signed him late in the season, and signed him to a new contract in February.