Chiefs' Roy Miller arrested, charged with domestic battery

Chiefs' Roy Miller arrested in Jacksonville on battery charge

Jacksonville police arrest former Jaguars player

He had his first appearance in court in the afternoon.

According to police reports, Miller is accused of dragging his wife by the hair, tearing a braid from her hair, and almost ripping her shirt.

The argument turned physical and Nicole Miller told police that he grabbed her by the hair and pushed her around. When she was finally able to get the phone and call police, she said Roy called her son into their bedroom and barricaded himself inside.

The victim in the case is also no longer pressing charges, per WJAX. A witness told deputies their four children sought shelter in the other side of the home during the fight. She heard "thumping" inside a room and said she saw Roy Miller try to keep Nicole Miller from removing her phone from the toilet.

Police found Roy Miller sleeping inside the bedroom and he agreed to speak to police after being awakened.

The state said that they need more time to investigate the matter.

The 30-year-old, who played his college football at the University of Texas, was originally selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round (81st pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

"This morning we were informed about an incident involving one of our players, Roy Miller", the Chiefs said in a statement, per ESPN. The Chiefs signed him in August. He torn his right Achilles tendon last October, ending his season on injured reserve.

Miller has played in seven games with the Chiefs this season, registering six tackles. "We are still in the process of gathering details on the situation".

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