Ex-NFL player Darron Lee was taken into custody by law enforcement after he allegedly beat his mother and his girlfriend, who gave birth to their 2-year-old son.
The 28-year-old was a former first-round pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Per the Franklin County Municipal Court, Lee was charged with misdemeanors of assault and domestic violence in both of his arrests. Following the incidents, a temporary protective order was stated for the victims.
His bond was set at $20,000 for each case and is expected to appear in court on April 27th. Lindsey McGlone, the mother of his 2-year-old son, reportedly called the police when she saw him attacking his mother.
When Dublin, Ohio law enforcement arrived at the scene, his mother was “lying on her back with Mr. Lee overtop of her with a raised fist.”
According to court documents, the ex-Ohio State football player repeatedly threw his mother into a wall and violently struck her multiple times in early April of this year.
“(The relative) was then thrown to the ground while Mr. Lee kept screaming at her. Mr. Lee then began to strike her head with his fists making contact with her face and back of her head,” the court records read, per local news reports. “(The relative) stated that he struck her approximately 8-9 times in the head area with a closed fist.”
Court records allege Darron Lee assaulted his girlfriend in October
However, other court documents allege the former football star assaulted his girlfriend in October after he accused her of cheating on him.
“(The woman) was laying on the bed and Darron got on top of her, with his knees making contact with her knees, and his left hand on her neck where it remained for approximately 60 seconds,” the court documents say. “During this time, (the woman) advised that Darron told her that he would kill her and their child.”
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At the time of the supposed assault, Lee claimed that the woman began swinging at him first and he denied ever hitting her.
Following his career at Ohio State, Lee was taken on by the New York Jets as a first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Early in his professional career, he struggled with pass coverage and went on to receive a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. He was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019.
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