Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Bryant was cuffed Tuesday morning after he turned himself in following an arrest warrant that was issued for accusations of alleged domestic violence towards his baby mama last April, reports TMZ.
Bryant was charged with domestic battery by strangulation, domestic violence and culpable negligence against the mother of his child, former girlfriend Dianne Helne.
The battling duo, who are in the throes of a paternity suit, reportedly got into a verbal tug-of-war on April 10 that went up a notch after Bryant allegedly pushed Helne in the face. The 6’2, 205-plus pounder allegedly began to pummel Helne and eventually grabbed her neck, all while she was holding their young child.
Helne then told police that Bryant ordered her to put down the child and when she did, he then kicked and beat her about her torso.
By the time officers arrived at the scene, Bryant had fled.
“Helne did have some swelling to the left side of her mouth as well as a large piece of skin hanging from the [inside] of her mouth. I also observed several scratches on the [victim’s] arm and neck,” a responding officer wrote.
The 31-year-old player, who had stints with the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers from 2002 to 2009, is currently a free agent, whose last gig was a workout this past summer with the Seattle Seahawks but he was let go due to leg injury.