Throughout the 2012-2013 NFL season, there have been several athletes from various teams who have been in trouble with the law for one reason or another and the names continue to pile up. The most notable was Chad Ochocinco, who went through a highly publicized incident with his estranged wife, Evelyn Lozada, this past summer. The latest athlete is another Miami Dolphins player, safety Jonathon Amaya. He was arrested in Miami Beach early Monday morning for allegedly choking a taxi driver.
The Miami Beach police department says 24-year-old Amaya paid the driver $100 to take him to a destination outside of the driver's typical area. Amaya became "aggressive" during the car ride, according to police, who say the driver tried to rid the vehicle of the 185-pound football player and even offered to return his money. The cab driver claims Amaya refused and then "leaned forward and wrapped his hands around his neck and started choking him."
According to TMZ, the cab driver yelled to police "This man is trying to kill me" as they arrived on the scene. Amaya was removed from the vehicle, arrested, and charged with battery shortly after 4 a.m.