Jonathan Amaya, a safety for the Miami Dolphins, was arrested on early Monday morning after allegedly choking a taxi driver. The choking incident occurred in the Miami Beach vicinity.
The Miami Beach PD reports that Amaya, 24, had given the cab driver $100 to take him outside of the usual driving area. The driver then claims that the 6’2″, 185 lbs NFL play “got aggressive” towards him.
The driver claims that he attempted to kick Amaya out of the taxi and offered to return the football player’s $100. At that point, Amaya refused to leave the cab, and, according to the official police report, Jonathan “leaned forward and wrapped his hands around his [the taxi driver] neck and started choking him.”
When police arrived on the scene, Amaya was still sitting inside the taxi. The drive told officers:
“This man is trying to kill me.”
Police noted that the cab driver did not have any visible marks on his neck.
Amaya was eventually removed from the taxi cab and arrested on charges of battery at approximately 4 am.
The marginal Dolphins player was still in jail in the early morning hours and was being held on a $1,500 bond.
It has not been a good year for the Dolphins safety, who has recorded only 4 tackles on the year.
It is unclear at this time if the Dolphins will take action against their player.
Reps for Jonathon Amaya have not yet responded to his arrest.
Do you think the Miami Dolphins should immediately release Jonathon Amaya because of his attack on the taxi driver?