Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo was arrested on felony animal cruelty charges on Friday. And the reports are about as disturbing as it gets.
According to Tony Thomas of WSB-TV in Atlanta, Shembo allegedly kicked and killed his girlfriend’s dog.
“Gwinnett Police file animal cruelty charges against Atlanta Falcons Linebacker Prince Shembo. he allegedly kicked and killed his girlfriends dog . Felony charges.”
If these allegations are true, Shembo should be locked up have the key thrown away. It’s beyond comprehension that anyone would act in such a cruel way to another living creature.
Shembo had previously been investigated on sexual assault charges stemming from an incident in which a college student was attacked. Unfortunately, that student committed suicide following the attack. He was never charged in the allegation.
The Notre Dame product was a fourth-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2014 draft. He started three games as a rookie this past season.
Here’s a photo of the dog Shembo is accused of killing:
We will have more information as soon as it becomes available.
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