Jacksonville, FL – Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller was arrested for domestic battery just before 5 am on Saturday.
Police were summoned to the home by Roy’s 39-year-old wife, Nicole Miller, the Kansas City Star said.
She told officers that she and Roy had gone on a date to the Jacksonville Zoo on Friday night, but that Roy left there alone.
Nicole left the zoo and took a ride share home, but Roy was not there when she arrived.
Police say that when Roy did arrive at their residence, the two began to argue about where he had gone, KCTV reported.
Nicole told officers that their argument turned physical and that Roy grabbed her by the hair, tearing a braid from the back of her head.
Police said Nicole’s shirt was nearly ripped off. She also had a small abrasion on her face and a scratch on the back of her neck.
Nicole told officers that Roy then threw her phone into the toilet and briefly restrained her from getting it. She said they struggled briefly before she was able to reach her phone to call police.
Nicole said Roy ultimately took one of her sons and barricaded himself in a bedroom.
A woman who was staying with the Millers told officers she heard the couple arguing and a “thumping” as if someone was being hit, KCTV reported.
The woman said she heard Nicole tell Roy not to hit her again.
Roy agreed to speak with officers when they arrived at the home. He was subsequently arrested on a misdemeanor count of domestic battery.
According to the police report, both Roy and Nicole consumed alcohol on Friday night, the Kansas City Star reported.
Nicole, who said she has been married to Roy for six-and-a-half years, did not want to provide a written statement.
The Millers’ five children were all in the residence when the assault occurred, police said.
Roy was released on his own recognizance on Saturday afternoon, and told the court he will be hiring an attorney.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted the 6-foot 2-inch, 318 pound defensive tackle in 2009. He was on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ roster from 2013 through 2016, and signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in August.
On Saturday, the Kansas City Chiefs released the following statement:
“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.”