The NFL is investigating Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry for an alleged domestic violence incident, according to WINZ’s Andy Slater. A report from Fort Lauderdale police asserts the incident occurred between Landry and his girlfriend earlier this year, and the case was forwarded to the Boward County State Attorney’s office. The NFL has reportedly obtained video of the incident.
“I was not in any way physically harmed,” the statement said. “Yes, we are going through a civil family court case and emotions are high, but I would like to make it very clear that Jarvis would never, ever do anything to harm me or anyone else. Jarvis and I are happily raising our beautiful daughter.”
Landry had also released the following statement, via Slater:
“I don’t want any bad attention to me, this organization, (coach Adam Gase), nobody. I don’t believe this is the place for it or the time for it. Like I’ve said, I’ve been very upfront with the team and I’ve been very upfront with law enforcement.”
The NFL is now investigating if Landry violated the league’s personal conduct policy. That’s the same policy for which Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was handed a six-game suspension, which he is now appealing.
Landry, who is entering the final year of his contract, is the Dolphins’ top receiver. He hasn’t missed a game in all three years he’s been in the league. Last season, he caught 94 passes for 1,136 yards and four touchdowns. Although Landry is a young asset, rumors have floated around that the Dolphins do not plan to re-sign him after this season. The Ringer’s Michael Lombardi reported Miami will “seriously listen” to trade offers.