Seattle-area prosecutor’s today filed three charges against ex-USC offensive lineman Chad Wheeler.
The charges were first-degree domestic violence assault, domestic violence unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest.
Wheeler, who was with the Seattle Seahawks, has been accused of choking his girlfriend until she lost consciousness. He has been accused of telling his girl friend to stand up and bow to him. She refused and he allegedly attempted to choke her and smother her, which caused her to lose consciousness.
When she regained consciousness, Wheeler reportedly expressed surprise she was still alive. He faces arraignment on Feb. 9.
When Wheeler was at USC, police were called to his apartment, where he was barricaded inside and had punched the walls. He reportedly underwent a psychiatric evaluation.
I apologize profusely for the turmoil that I have caused to my family, teammates, fans and those closest to me. The most important thing right now is that Alleah gets the care she needs and I get help. Both are happening.— Chad Wheeler (@ChadWheeler72) January 27, 2021