Former Ohio State Star Arrested On Charges Of Domestic Violence And Assault

Written by Tony Ghaul

Former Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee was arrested Monday night on charges of domestic violence and assault.

According to Franklin County Municipal Court records, Lee was arrested following a report of domestic violence in Dublin, Ohio, on Monday.

Lee was charged with two counts of domestic violence and two counts of assault, and his arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday morning.

He is accused of beating both his own mother and the mother of his 2-year-old son.

Records show that the first incident happened on Oct. 17 of last year, and the second on Monday night.

“Court records said a female relative and the mother of Lee’s child called police Monday night. They alleged Lee repeatedly punched the female relative in the head after he became upset that she asked him to leave the residence,” wrote The Columbus Dispatch’s Bethany Bruner on Tuesday.

“The mother of Lee’s child had reportedly told the relative she did not feel safe around Lee. The court records reportedly said Lee struck the relative ‘8-9 times in the head area with a closed fist.’”

The Oct. 17 incident reportedly stemmed from an argument that ensued due to Lee’s belief that the woman had cheated on him. The woman alleged that “Lee held her down on a bed with his left hand on her neck for approximately 60 seconds and told her that he would kill her and their child.”

The court records say that Lee denied putting his hands on the woman’s neck, and alleged that the woman struck him as well during the argument.

The New York Jets selected Lee with the 20th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He played three seasons at linebacker for them before later appearing in games for the Chiefs and Bills.

The former Ohio State Buckeye was suspended three times during his NFL career and was fined a total of $72,965 in the 2017 season. Lee was involved in a verbal altercation at the Governors Ball Music Festival in 2017 but avoided legal trouble.

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