Dolphins issue statement on Xavien Howard’s arrest
Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard was arrested on charges of domestic battery on Sunday night, and on Monday morning, the Dolphins issued a brief statement on Howard:
“We are aware of the situation and currently gathering information,” the Dolphins said in the statement, via Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. “We will have no further comment at this time.”
Per the arrest report obtained by ESPN, Howard got into an argument with his fiance and proceeded to grab both of her arms and pushed her against the mirrored glass wall in their bedroom, causing her to fall and land on Howard’s medical assistant walking crutch.
An officer said he noticed scratches redness on her right wrist/forearm from being grabbed as well as an abrasion and some more redness from the fall.
Howard was processed at the Davie County Police Department before being sent to the hospital after complaining of knee pain from surgery he had earlier this month. He was then transferred to Broward County Jail.
The 26-year-old was placed on the injured reserve list back in late October. Howard, who played his collegiate football at Baylor, was originally selected by Miami in the second round (38th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Injuries limited him to just seven games during his rookie campaign, but the following year, Howard appeared in every contest and was impressive, finishing with 48 tackles, a sack, four interceptions, 13 passes defended a defensive touchdown.
The Houston native then made the Pro Bowl in 2018 after racking up 35 tackles and seven picks.
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