DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard has been arrested on a domestic violence battery charge.
Davie Police arrested the 26-year-old for an alleged incident involving his fiance just before 11 p.m., Sunday. He was arrested just hours after the Dolphins defeated the Patriots 27-24.
According to the arrest affidavit, his fiance said they got into a verbal argument over a recent purchase of a purse that he was unaware of. She then told authorities he grabbed her arms and pushed her back against a mirrored glass wall in the bedroom of their home.
The victim said Howard let her go after causing her to fall to the ground. Her right arm landed on his walking crutch that was on the floor, according to the arrest affidavit.
Howard has recently been using crutches after undergoing surgery for his knee.
Responding officers stated Howard’s fiance had visible scratches and an abrasion on her arm.
Howard was transported to the hospital for knee pain before he was transported to a Broward County jail.
He appeared in a Broward County courtroom on Monday morning and was granted a $3,000 bond.
“So you are before the court this morning on one charge of touch or a strike battery, and I find probable cause for that charge,” Judge Jackie Powell said.
He posted bond and was released later that afternoon without comment to the media.
“We take situations like that very, very seriously. We got our information. It’s unfortunate,” Dolphins coach Brian Flores said.
According to the victim, the two have been together for six years and have three children together.
Howard could possibly face suspension for the start of the 2020 season.
Copyright 2021 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.