Former USF running back Mike Ford was arrested Tuesday afternoon in his hometown of Sarasota and charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic battery, according to police records. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, 31-year-old Berneta Bean of Sarasota, who identified herself as an “on and off” girlfriend of Ford and mother to two children by him, told police that Ford pushed her in the chest and hit her in the face several times with an open hand during an argument about their children. Bean told police that when she went outside to call 911, Ford grabbed the phone from her hand and threw it toward her house. She then left in her car with her children, according to the report.

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