Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is currently under investigation by police for battery after an incident with his girlfriend, Dolphins coach Adam Gase told the media.
The investigation was first reported by Slater Scoops, which has details.
The alleged incident took place in a Fort Lauderdale apartment earlier this year, multiple sources say. It involves Landry’s girlfriend.
Teeth, feet, hands, and fist were listed as weapons in the alleged incident.
His girlfriend has not been cooperating with authorities, sources say.
After deciding to not drop the case, the Fort Lauderdale police department forwarded it to the Broward County State Attorney’s Office.
The authorities have not yet decided whether to file charges.
This is yet another troubling case of potential domestic violence in the NFL. While NFL teams have refused to sign Colin Kaepernick for his social justice activism—including the Dolphins, who signed Jay Cutler over Kaepernick on Sunday—they have been fine keeping and signing players accused of domestic violence. The league doesn’t like players who speak out about injustice, but it doesn’t mind having players who are violent against women, as long as they’re good at football.
Regardless of what happens with Landry, this is another black eye on the NFL and its reputation for not caring about domestic violence. Teams and the league can say all they want, but as long as they continue to sign domestic abusers and not sign people who speak out about injustice, they’re going to look hypocritical.