Per a report on May 30th from TMZ, Tyrel Dodson was arrested on May 25th following an alleged altercation with his girlfriend. Dodson is an undrafted free agent linebacker from Texas A&M who was looking to make a different name for himself with the Buffalo Bills.
Early information reports that Tyrel Dodson and his girlfriend were at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona on the night in question. Dodson’s girlfriend alleges an argument occurred after Dodson vomited in “her bedroom after drinking too much.” The couple argued and Dodson reportedly grabbed her and shoved her into a wall.
Tyrel Dodson’s girlfriend indicated she slapped him and he slapped her back. Dodson’s girlfriend fled the scene and returned later to find Dodson still on the premises. After locking herself in the bathroom and asking him to leave, Dodson allegedly broke through the door, causing it to strike her and leave a small welt. The altercation spilled over to the kitchen where reports state that Dodson shoved “her to the ground after a scuffle over her cell phone.”
Dodson’s girlfriend left again and upon returning to the residence again discovered that a significant amount of money had been taken. Reports suggest between $8,500 and $15,500.
Dodson was later arrested at a night club and booked on three misdemeanor charges including one for domestic violence. Tyrel Dodson denies this aspect of the report. Dodson indicated he did take around $1,000 of shared money and suggested that there was a physical component to the interaction. Dodson reportedly showed police a mark on his face and suggested it was inflicted by his girlfriend. Otherwise Dodson’s account indicated that the conflict was “verbal only.”
Here is the police report describing why Scottsdale, AZ police officers arrested Bills linebacker Tyrel Dodson on domestic violence-related charges Sunday. pic.twitter.com/xFcCGWCIVS— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) May 30, 2019
The Buffalo Bills issued the following statement:
“We are aware of the incident involving Tyrel Dodson last weekend. We have been looking further into the matter and will continue to gather information as the legal process continues.”