Houston Cougars Defensive Lineman Arrested For Choking GF After She Asked Him To Help Her With Her Hair

Chidozie Nwankwo will likely not being seeing the field in 2021 if allegations levied towards him prove to be true.

The Houston Cougars defensive end is accused of choking his girlfriend during an argument, according to court records obtained by Click2Houston. The 18-year-old freshman for the Cougars football team was charged with assault/impeding breathing in connection with a Jan. 28 domestic incident.

Nwankwo’s girlfriend contacted campus police after she claimed she was choked following a petty argument.

“The argument, she claims in court documents, started when she asked him for help with her hair. She told authorities he started yelling at her and making threats to punch her when she tried to pick up her things and leave. He became enraged, according to court documents, and then held her by her throat and “squeezed,” causing her to “gasp for air.” The assault continued when he slapped her as she tried to leave the room and he eventually held her neck down and pushed her face into a mattress, according to documents.

As a condition of his $5,000 personal bond and an emergency order against him, Nwankwo is forbidden from coming within 200 feet of his girlfriend and is not permitted to make contact with her, among other measures.”

UH Athletics offered their statement, while adding he had been suspended from the football program:

“We are aware of the serious allegations regarding Chidozie Nwankwo. He has been suspended from the Houston football program, pending further information. We will have no further comment regarding this specific case.”

Nwankwo is a defensive lineman, listed at 5 feet 11 inches tall and 293 pounds.