Greg Lloyd
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Ex-NFL star accused of threatening his wife with gun in Henry County

Former NFL star Greg Lloyd was arrested in Henry County after police said he threatened his wife with a gun during a domestic dispute, according to TMZ

Lloyd, 53, who played the majority of his 12-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers after attending Fort Valley State University, was arrested a week after the July 20 alleged assault at the couple’s home, according to an arrest report obtained by Channel 2 Action News. He bonded out of jail July 30 and faces charges of aggravated assault and pointing or aiming a gun or pistol at another. 

In documents obtained by TMZ, Lloyd’s wife, Stephanie, alleges the former linebacker pointed a gun at her and told her “that if I (expletive) up I’m going to get one.”

Stephanie Lloyd got in her car and drove from the home, but said Greg Lloyd called her phone and continued the threats, TMZ reported. In one alleged threat, Greg Lloyd told her: “Doing stupid (expletive) like this is how you end up in the morgue.” 

According to Stephanie Lloyd, the gun was not loaded, but she said she was scared. 

A judge granted Stephanie Lloyd a restraining order, prohibiting her husband from being within 200 yards of her. The order is in effect until August 2019. 

Greg Lloyd has denied the allegations, TMZ said.

This is not the first time he has been accused of pointing a gun at a family member. 

In 2001, Lloyd allegedly stuck a gun in his son Gregory Lloyd Jr.’s mouth, according to the Hartford Courant. The younger Lloyd was 12 years old at the time. He went on to play football at Connecticut and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Both trials in that case ended in a hung jury. 

According to the newspaper, the two have not spoken since 2002 — the same year the elder Lloyd was arrested on a simple battery charge after he allegedly pointed a gun at his ex-wife Rhonda. He pleaded no contest to that charge in 2004. 

Lloyd was a five-time Pro Bowl selection. He spent his final NFL season with the Carolina Panthers. 

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