Per TMZ Sports, Naomi Lee Allen-Ward said in legal documents filing for the restraining order that her husband has put his hands around her throat during an argument and once threatened to kill her.
She also noted Ward has had monthly outbursts dating back to the start of their relationship nine years ago and that it has evolved into physical abuse over the past year.
TMZ added the restraining order requires Ward to remain 100 yards away from his wife and kids.
Ward played eight seasons in the NFL from 2004-11 with the New York Giants, Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2007.