Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard was arrested by the Davie Police Department for domestic battery against his fiancée, according to ESPN. After being processed, Howard, 26, was transported to a local hospital when he complained of knee pain from a recent surgery, then transferred to Broward County Jail. He paid $3,000 bond on Monday. Police said the altercation started over a recent purchase of a purse. Howard and his fiancée live together and share three children.

This season, Howard has dealt with a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve. During the middle of December, Howard underwent knee surgery although Dolphins’ coach Brian Flores didn’t want to give many details on it, though it was expected that he would be back for training camp.

“We are aware of the situation and currently gathering information,” the Dolphins said in a statement. “We will have no further comment at this time.”  Howard’s representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.

Dolphins’ Howard charged with domestic battery


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