BREAKING: Prosecutor Officially Files Three Charges Against Ex-Seahawks OT Chad Wheeler
Chad Wheeler will have his day in court to answer for the things that he has been accused of.
The now-former Seahawks player was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony domestic violence after police responded to his residence in a Seattle suburb and found his girlfriend crying, bleeding, and clearly in pain with a broken arm.
He allegedly grabbed his girlfriend, threw her on the bed, and choked her until she was unconscious because she wouldn’t bow down to him.
On Wednesday, he was officially charged:
- First-degree domestic violence assault
- Domestic violence unlawful imprisonment
- Resisting arrest
Wheeler announced on his Twitter page that he’s stepping away from football to get his life in order.
“Events happened over the weekend that transpired from a manic episode,” Wheeler wrote in the first of three tweets on Twitter. “I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering that I have caused to Alleah and her family.
“I apologize profusely for the turmoil that I have caused to my family, teammates, fans and those closest to me. The most important thing right now is that Alleah gets the care she needs and I get help. Both are happening.
“It is time for me to walk away from football and get the help I need to never again pose a threat to another. I cannot express my sorrow or remorse enough. I am truly ashamed.”
Wheeler, who was released on a $400,000 bond, is no longer with the Seattle Seahawks and won’t be brought back to the team.