Aaron Wilson of the Pro Football Network is reporting that former Vikings’ cornerback Jeff Gladney was found not guilty on felony assault charges by a jury in Texas.
Gladney had been indicted last August after turning himself in following allegations that he had assaulted his then-girlfriend. Following those allegations, the Vikings wasted no time in cutting him from the team.
Gladney was accused by his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend of hitting her with closed fists, choking her and dragging her by the hair while driving with her outside his vehicle. The woman claims that Gladney was “pulling (her) by her hair trying to hold her still in order to get the Face ID to work.”
Detectives documented bruising on her head, ears and torso and she reported that she has scratches on her face and neck and abrasions on her knees.
Gladney, one of the Vikings’ two first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, played just one season for the Vikings. He had 81 tackles and three passes defended.