Chad Wheeler currently faces a slew of charges related to the savage beating he allegedly gave to his girfriend. Last week, the free offensive lineman pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree domestic violence assault, domestic violence unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest.
This week, he is back in the newsd after his former girlfriend, Alleah Taylor, spoke to CBS This Morning.
“I had touched my face, and I looked down and there was — there’s blood on my hand,” Taylor tells Jericka Duncan regarding the events after the assault. “And I remember getting up and running to the bathroom. Chad was standing by the bed, by the doorway, and he was sipping his smoothie. And he was, like, ‘Wow, you’re — you’re still alive.’ . . .
“I’m grateful he didn’t grab me in that moment. I was able to run to the bathroom. He went back into the living room to continue eating. I had texted his dad too, and told him that Chad was trying to kill me. And showed him a picture. Chad’s dad called him while he was eating. And while I was in the bathroom. And he answered. And he didn’t have any worry at all, and Chad was, like, ‘I’m just eating dinner. Nothing’s going on.’ And that terrified me.”
Taylor had just strangled her to the point of unconsciousness and dislocated her shoulder when she refused to “bow” to him.
It took multiple officers and the use of a tazer to subdue Wheeler and get him in handcuffs. A bigger vehicle would also have to be called due to how big and strong he was.
Wheeler later took to Twitter to explain he was in the throes of a “manic episode” and to say he was “deeply sorry for the pain and suffering” he caused Taylor and her family.