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New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman Arrested on Assault Charge

Police say New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is headed to court to face an indecent assault and battery charge.

Police say Edelman was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday outside a Boston nightclub by officers responding to a report of an assault on a woman.

He was taken into custody but later released after posting bail.

Edelman is scheduled to appear in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday.

The third-year player was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft and has three catches this year for 25 yards.

A message left with a Patriots spokesman seeking comment wasn't immediately returned.