DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – CBS 11 News has exclusive details on the arrest of a prominent North Texas NFL player.
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney turned himself in to the Dallas County jail for an alleged felony involving his girlfriend.
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A warrant was issued for the 24-year-old former Texas Christian University standout on a third-degree family violence assault charge. He posted a $ 10,000 bond after his arrest.
Gladney faces between two and 10 years in prison, if convicted, for an alleged incident that occurred on April 2.
A 22-year-old woman, who said she was in a relationship with Gladney, told police she had an altercation with the NFL player while in a vehicle heading to an apartment complex in southeast Dallas.
Sources told CBS 11 News that Gladney was upset by the woman’s text messages and demanded to see her phone. At one point, sources said the accuser threw her phone out the window on Elam Road, but Gladney stopped by to look for it.
An arrest affidavit stated that he attempted to “… push [her] look at your phone to try to use the phone’s Face ID to unlock “, and then” … pulling [her] through her hair trying to hold her still for Face ID to work. “
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The accuser later said Gladney began beating her “… with clenched fists causing pain in the side of her ribs, stomach and back, and hitting her head with an open hand.”
He then told detectives that the two returned to an apartment complex in Dallas, where he said Gladney “… started strangling [her] down his neck, which prevented him from breathing for about five seconds, “and then” … he grabbed [her] by his hair while the vehicle was still moving and dragging [her] on the floor “.
The woman said she was able to free herself and get into a vehicle with unknown passengers. Detectives documented bruises on his head, ears and torso.
He also reported having scratches on his face and neck and abrasions on his knees.
No further information has been released as the investigation continues.
The Vikings released a statement regarding the arrest, saying: “We are aware of Jeff’s arrest and are gathering additional information. We take this matter very seriously, as the allegations reported are extremely disturbing. We will have no further comment at this time. “
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Gladney, a native of New Boston, Texas, was selected 31st in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by Minnesota.