9/30/14 Mark Fuller
Around the time the public went into hyper-drive over the NFL, and players known or alleged to have engaged in domestic violence, there was a case that escaped widespread scrutiny.
Mark Fuller is accused of battering his wife, Kelli, while the pair were in a downtown Atlanta hotel room.
Back in August, according to police, they found Kelli Fuller with lacerations to her mouth and forehead and bruises to her body. She claimed her husband struck and kicked her. And dragged her by the hair.
The police found blood in the bathroom.
Fuller was arrested and spent the night in jail before posting a $5,000 bond.
As with some first-time offenders, Fuller escaped prosecution by entering a pre-trial intervention program. If he completes 6 months of weekly counseling sessions then charges will be dropped. His record expunged.
Without a trial, thereâ€™s no legal record of facts.
Unlike NFL player Ray Rice, Fuller still has his job.
But this case should have received more attention. Because Fuller is an Alabama-based federal judge [nominated in 2002 by President George W. Bush].
Fullerâ€™s previous wife, Lisa Boyd, accused him of domestic violence in their marriage. But a judge ordered their 2012 divorce records sealed over his wifeâ€™s objections.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals is investigating the matter.
If the higher court doesnâ€™t clear him, then findings should be forwarded to Congress in order to consider impeachment proceedings.