Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard is already off to a terrible start just before the new year and it will likely have him missing games to start the new season.
Howard was arrested by the Davie Police Department on domestic battery charges Sunday night and the details surrounding what happened are just now coming out
“Per the arrest report obtained by ESPN, an argument between Howard and his fiancée turned physical when Howard grabbed both her arms and pushed her against the mirrored glass wall in the hall of their bedroom, causing her to fall and land on his medical assistant walking crutch. An officer said he observed scratches and redness on her right wrist/forearm from Howard grabbing her and an abrasion and redness from the fall.”
Police later stated the altercation stemmed over a recent purchase of a purse.
The 26-year-old Howard was processed at the Davie Police Department, then transported to a local hospital when he complained of knee pain from a recent surgery. After that, he was taken to Broward County Jail.
“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.”
Howard signed a five-year, $75.25 million extension in May.