The franchise of the NFC West of the National Football League (NFL), the Seattle Seahawks, reported this afternoon that offensive tackle Chad wheeler He is no longer part of the campus after he was reported for domestic violence. The 27-year-old was charged with hang to his girlfriend and beat her unconscious. The team reported in an official statement that the player is already a free agent.
After Wheeler wrote a series of posts on his social networks about the events, the Seahawks decided to no longer have the player on their roster. “Events happened throughout the weekend because of a manic episode. I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering I caused to (the woman) and her family. I deeply apologize for the tumult I have caused to my family, teammates, fans and those closest to me. The most important thing now is that (the woman) receives the care she requires and that I receive help. Both things are happening, ”said the offensive tackle on his social networks.
In addition, Wheeler added that “it is time for me to get away from football and get the help I need to never be a threat to another. I cannot express how sorry I am and how sorry I am. I am truly ashamed. ” The young man was booked into a King County jail on Saturday morning and was released on Tuesday after posting a $ 400,000 bond. In addition, they ordered that he not have contact with the woman and that he not carry weapons.
For their part, the Seahawks issued a statement Wednesday on their social network Twitter stating: “The Seahawks are saddened by the details that arise against Chad Wheeler and strongly condemn this act of domestic violence. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim. Chad is a free agent and is no longer with the team. ” According to official notifications from the league, the player has already been officially cut from the team.
The player was arrested Saturday morning after the attempted murder of his girlfriend at a residence in the Kent suburb north of Seattle. As it was learned, the woman (her name did not come out) called 911 from inside her house, locked in the bathroom and told the police that she was being “murdered.” According to reports from the police department, the woman was thrown to the bed and strangled by Wheeler for “not kneeling before him” until she lost consciousness, in a clear assassination attempt. According to a report from ‘ESPN’, the player asked the woman when she woke up: “Wow, are you still alive?”
Court documents also held that the woman reported that the player suffers from bipolar disorder and did not take his medications recently. Officers also reported that when they arrived she was covered with blood on her face and with a twisted arm. When officers entered the home, Wheeler was repentant and repeatedly apologizing. The player joined the Seahawks in 2019, played five games this season and his contract expired in March of next year.
The team statement
Wheeler’s posts on Twitter
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