Fans may be boycotting going to and watching their games, but NFL players seemed to be having a nice boycott of their own … a boycott of getting busted for domestic abuse, gun, battery, DUI, outstanding warrant, etc. offenses!
All good things, it seems, must come to an end. In December 2010, quarterback Brett Favre, then of the Minnesota Vikings, had his consecutive-starts streak terminate at 297, as a result of a sprained sternoclavicular joint in his right shoulder. Just last month, left tackle Joe Thomas, of the Cleveland Browns, had his consecutive-snaps streak end at 10,363, as a result of a torn triceps in his left arm. And just Saturday morning, the embattled NFL had to say farewell to its ongoing streak, then of 49 days, of its players avoiding being arrested, as a result of Kansas City defensive tackle Roy Miller’s apparent inability to restrain himself from his need to grab his nine-years-older-than-he-is wife by the hair and shove her.
According to the Kansas City Star:
The wife of Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller told police he grabbed her hair and shoved her, leading to his arrest early Saturday morning, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office report.
Miller, 30, is being investigated for domestic battery by the state attorney’s office in Florida. He was held in jail without bond until he appeared in court Saturday afternoon. He was released under his own recognizance and given a Nov. 28 court date, according to the sheriff’s office.
According to the sheriff’s office report, police were dispatched to Miller’s residence shortly after midnight Saturday. The responding officer found a cut on Nicole Miller’s face, a scratch on the back of her neck and a braid torn out from the back of her head. Five children, four under the age of 10, were in the house at the time.
Nicole Miller, 39, told police Roy Miller had left her behind at the Jacksonville Zoo, where the couple had gone on a date Friday night. She took an Uber home and did not find Roy Miller in the house, she said.
The two began to argue when Roy Miller arrived, according to the report, and the confrontation turned physical.