Former Texas A&M linebacker Tyrel Dodson, who signed a free-agent contract with the Buffalo Bills, was arraigned Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona, on charges that included domestic violence stemming from an incident on May 25, according to TMZ.
Dodson, who is due in court June 18 for a pretrial conference, took part in Buffalo’s OTAs Tuesday and Wednesday and was expected at Thursday’s session, tweeted Bills’ beat writer Mike Rodak.
A woman accuses Dodson of hitting her and leaving the apartment with her keys and money, according to the police report obtained by TMZ. The officer, who responded at 7:33 p.m. on May 25, noted that there was no injury on the left side of women’s face, which she said had been hit by Dodson. She also claimed the right side of her head was hit when Dodson forced open the bathroom door after she had locked herself in.
After Dodson left the woman noticed $500 was missing from her purse along with her keys and the cash in her safe $8,000-$15,000 was missing.
Dodson, reached by phone, said nothing physical happened and the argument was just verbal. Dodson said he took about $1,000 from the counter, saying it was money they shared. He said he would return the money.
Dodson, who was arrested a couple hours later at a nightclub, showed the arresting officer where he had been struck by the woman.
“We are aware of the incident involving Tyrell Dodson last weekend,” Buffalo said in a statement. “We have been looking further into the matter and well continue to gather information as the legal process continues.”
Dodson was arraigned Sunday on charges of disorderly conduct, assault/domestic violence and property damage.
Dodson opted to leave A&M after his junior season, but was not drafted.