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Minnesota Vikings’ Jeff Gladney arrested on domestic violence charges

Minnesota Vikings' Jeff Gladney arrested.
Sep 27, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kalif Raymond (14) catches a pass in the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings defensive back Jeff Gladney (20) at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

We’re getting some troubling news coming out of Dallas relating to Minnesota Vikings 2020 first-round pick Jeff Gladney. Multiple media reports indicate that the cornerback has turned himself in to authorities after being charged with third degree felony family violence assault.

J.D. Miles of CBS 11 News in Dallas provided the following information.

“Gladney is accused of hitting the accuser with closed fists, choking her and dragging her by the hair while driving with her outside his vehicle. She also accuses him of pulling (her) by her hair trying to hold her still in order to get the Face ID to work,” Miles reported. “The accuser was able to break free and get into a vehicle with unknown passengers. Detectives documented bruising on her head, ears and torso. She also reported he has scratches on her face and neck and abrasions on her knees.”

The unnamed accuser, a 22-year-old woman, claims that she was in a relationship with Jeff Gladney at the time of the alleged incident on April 2. Gladney faces between two and 10 years in prison if convicted.

A star at Texas Christian, Gladney was the 31st overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He ultimately started 15 games, recording 81 tackles and three passes defended.

As of publication, the Vikings had not reacted to the alleged incident and ensuing arrest of their star young cornerback. That will come in due time.