JACKSONVILLE, Florida (KWTX) A former Shoemaker High School student and professional football player has now been cut from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Roy Miller (photo courtesy: WJAX)
CBS affiliate KCTV reported Monday that defensive tackle Roy Miller was waived from the team, an announcement the team also made in a brief tweet on Twitter and in a press conference.
During the press conference, coach Andy Reid refused to comment on the matter, saying "I can't really comment from a legal standpoint".
"I understand you might ask, but you're going to get the same answer," Reid continued.
Miller had signed a $1.4 million, one-year contract and was supposed to help the Chiefs' defense, yet he only appeared in seven of the team's first nine games.
KCTV reported Sunday that Roy Miller, a former Grey Wolf and current Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle, was arrested for domestic battery after an altercation with his wife Nicole Miller in Jacksonville.
According to the arrest report, Miller and his wife were on a date at the Jacksonville Zoo prior to the altercation.
The couple left the zoo in separate rideshare vehicles, but Nicole arrived home before Roy did.
When he arrived, the couple got into an argument about his whereabouts.
That's when the argument turned physical.
Nicole then told police Roy grabbed her by her hair and pushed her around, tearing a braid from the back of her head and nearly ripping her shirt off entirely.
She also said she wasn't sure how Roy hit her in the face as she was trying to get away from him, suffering an abrasion on her face and a scratch on her neck.
Nicole also said Roy threw her phone into the toilet to prevent her from using it, but she eventually got away from him and called police.
Roy then barricaded himself into the bedroom.
A female witness who lived with the Millers gathered their children and moved them to the other side of the house.
This witness also reported hearing a "thumping" noise as if someone was being hit along with demands from Nicole to not be hit again.
When police arrived, they found Roy sleeping and agreed to speak with officers after being awakened.
According to Nicole, she and Roy have been married for more than 6 years and have four children together ages 9, 7, 4, and 3, and a 17-year-old son from one of Nicole's previous relationships.
KCTV reports that since children were present, Florida's Department of Children and Families was notified by phone.
CBS affiliate WJAX reported Roy was booked around 5 a.m. Saturday and released around 3:30 p.m. on the misdemeanor charge.
WJAX reported that in the first court appearance said the victim is no longer pressing charges.
The judge also said Miller's release will be rescinded if any violence happens to the victim and that Miller is allowed to contact them.
KCTV also reports the state needs more time to investigate.
The Chiefs released a statement to WJAX saying: "This morning we were informed about an incident involving one of our players, Roy Miller. We are still in the process of gathering details on the situation. We will have no further comment at this time."
Miller did state in his court appearance he will be hiring an attorney.