Miami Dolphins star cornerback Xavien Howard was arrested in Florida Sunday night for domestic battery.
Howard, 26, allegedly got into a fight with his fiancée, with whom he has three children, at their Davie home over a purse, according to a police report obtained by the Daily News. The argument got physical and Howard allegedly grabbed her by both arms and “pushed her back up against the mirrored glass wall” in their hallway.
After he let her go, the woman fell to the floor and landed with her right arm on top of his crutch from recent knee surgery, according to Davie police.
Police noted visible scratches and redness on her right wrist and forearm and an abrasion on her right elbow from the fall.
Howard was taken to the Davie Police Department in Broward County for booking, then brought to Westside Regional Hospital by the fire department after complaining about knee pain; he underwent surgery for a season-long knee injury earlier this month.
The former Pro Bowler was then transported to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office jail, according to the police report.
“We are aware of the situation and currently gathering information,” the Dolphins said in a statement. “We will have no further comment at this time.”
The Dolphins signed Howard, a 2016 second-round pick, to a five-year, $75.25 million extension in May.
In November, Dolphins running back Mark Walton was arrested for assaulting a pregnant woman and released by the team.
If you ask us, he should be released. There are plenty of other talented cornerbacks out here that aren’t physically assaulting their girlfriends.