John Elway III, a.k.a. Jack Elway, was sentenced to one year of probation and one year of domestic violence counseling stemming from an attack on his girlfriend, according to TMZ. He must also pay fines, stay sober and refrain from contacting the victim. Jack Elway, 25, was offered the plea deal after he admitted guilt in the assault on his girlfriend.
According to court records, John Albert “Jack” Elway and his girlfriend had an argument inside of his car as they drove near the local college campus on May 31 around 1:40 a.m. Once the vehicle stopped John Elway III grabbed his girlfriend by her hair and proceeded to drag her out of the vehicle. According to the report, the victim’s hair extensions and her real hair were pulled out during the attack. The girlfriend also sustained abrasions to her legs and knees after Elway threw her to the ground as she tried to stand up. The original reports erroneously stated that Elway had actually thrown his girlfriend from a moving vehicle.
Police arrested and charged the former Cherry Creek High School and Arizona State University quarterback with disturbing the peace and domestic assault. He left the jail after his father bailed him out.
John Elway III is the son of former football quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Albert Elway Jr, who is now the Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos, according to Fox News.
John Elway’s domestic violence case comes on the heels of a slew of other domestic violence and domestic assault cases involving athletes. Just recently Ray Rice was suspended for sucker punching his girlfriend in an elevator during a domestic dispute. Arizona Cardinals ‘Johnathan Dwyer, Carolina Panthers’ Greg Hardy and Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson have also been charged in domestic abuse cases.
The NFL and other pro athletes have a long history of domestic violence, domestic assault and domestic abuse arrests. Some say the media has unfairly singled out athletes, stating that domestic abuse cases occur in every field and is not limited to people who fall into one race or financial category.
The topic of domestic violence has prompted heated and in-depth discussion about women staying in abusive relationships. As the Inquisitr reported earlier, the hashtags #whyileft and #whyistayed are being used all over Twitter and Facebook in response to the wave of domestic violence cases plaguing the NFL and other professional athletes.