The Seattle Seahawks released a statement today announcing that they’ve released offensive tackle Chad Wheeler from the team in the wake of his recent arrest. Wheeler was arrested on domestic assault charges Saturday morning on allegations of choking his girlfriend to the point she lost consciousness.
Wheeler’s girlfriend told police that the NFL player wasn’t taking his medication for bipolar disorder in the days leading up to the gruesome attack. A call was made to police on the evening of Jan. 22 by Wheeler’s girlfriend who told police that she was trying to kill him after locking herself in the bathroom during a physical altercation. Police arrived to the scene with his girlfriend’s face covered in blood after having to force their way into the home.