ATLANTA (AP) _ Denver Broncos tight end Dwayne Carswell was arrested on a domestic violence charge and was in jail Saturday.

He was arrested Friday and charged with simple battery, domestic violence and obstruction of an officer, said Sgt. Nikita Hightower, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County Sheriff's Department.

Carswell was being held without bail pending an initial court appearance at the county jail Saturday. The circumstances of the arrest were not immediately available.

A team spokesman did not immediately return calls.

The 31-year-old player has faced similar trouble before.

In January 2002, a mistrial was declared in Pueblo County, Colo. He was accused of assaulting and harassing a woman who says she was a former girlfriend. After a second mistrial, Carswell agreed to restitution and community service.

On Aug. 9, 1998, Carswell was arrested in Denver after police say he grabbed his then-girlfriend by the neck. Two years later, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of harassment and was sentenced to one year's probation.

Carswell, 6-foot-3 and 260 pounds, was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2001. He has also been a backup to Shannon Sharpe.