Vanover is charged with domestic aggravated battery for allegedly repeatedly punching the woman and threatening to kill her (the woman claims Vanover has a history of violence). He was released on $2,500 bail.
That figure alone is a slap in the face to domestic-violence victims. How does a guy, who has previously pleaded no contest to a battery charge in 1993 and has a record that includes a two-month stint in prison for bankrolling such off-field ventures as marijuana and stolen-car rings, get off so easy?
Vanover is denying the charges, claiming that the woman was hitting him and fell down when he put his arms up to defend himself.