HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Viking defensive back and special teams player Robert Tate Jr. has been ordered to stay away from the mother of his child after admitting that he threatened her.
Sherita Jackson said in court papers that Tate threatened during a Feb. 11 telephone call to ''get my cousin to beat'' her. She also said he hit her while she was pregnant with their daughter, now 7.
''I am really scared of him threatening me with his cousin, because I do not know what they are capable of doing,'' Jackson wrote in an affidavit.
Tate and Jackson have been arguing over support payments for the girl since before 1998.
Tate's attorney, Jeff Foreman, said Tate regrets making the threatening remarks and that they were out of character.
Common Pleas Judge Jeannine Turgeon signed the five-page agreement Wednesday after meeting with Foreman and Jackson's attorney, Melissa Peel Greevy.
Greevy declined comment.
In the agreement, Tate, 27, agreed not to harass or contact Jackson.
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