Vikings Cornerback Jeff Gladney Arrested on Assault Charge
This spring has been going pretty good for the Minnesota Vikings, they've been busy adding some new players and getting ready for the upcoming NFL Draft, so something bad was bound to happen I guess.
NFL.com is reporting that cornerback Jeff Gladney has been charged with felony family violence assault in Dallas and has turned himself into authorities. After he was arrested, Gladney posted a $10,000 bond.
WARNING, the following details are very disturbing.
The incident between Gladney and the 22-year-old female victim began after an argument started over some content on a smartphone, the fight escalated to the point where Gladney assaulted the female and left the scene before police arrived.
TMZ.com is reporting that Gladney used closed fists to hit the victims ribs, stomach and back and shoved her face close to the phone to try and unlock the FaceID security feature. The violence continued at another location where Gladney is said to have strangled the female and grabbed her hair while a vehicle was in motion and dragged her across the ground. The victim escaped into a strangers car and taken to safety.
In a statement to NFL.com, the Vikings head office says, "We take this matter very seriously, as the reported allegations are extremely disturbing. At this time we will have no further comment."
The 24-year-old Gladney would be heading into his second season with the Vikings secondary after being a first round draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after the team selected him 31st overall.