DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins are in the national spotlight due to the injury to Ryan Tannehill and subsequent signing of Jay Cutler.
In the midst of all the quarterback drama, another situation has crept its way into the headlines.
Dolphins star receiver Jarvis Landry is being investigated for a possible domestic violence issue.
The Broward State Attorney’s Office has confirmed to CBS4 that the Fort Lauderdale Police has presented the SAO with their investigation into an allegation against Landry.
The document regarding the investigation, which contained very little information except that the situation is being investigated as a domestic violence case, was filed with the State Attorney’s Office last Thursday.
Landry, 24, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is looking to sign a long-term deal, ideally with Miami.
It’s unknown if this investigation has had any impact on negotiations.
Dolphins head coach Adam Gase confirmed to the media on Monday that he is aware of an investigation into Landry over claims of a domestic situation but had no information beyond that.
“Yes, we’re aware of it,” Gase said. “We took the proper steps of what we’re supposed to. Past that, I can’t really comment on anything.”
The State Attorney’s Office is reviewing the investigation from Fort Lauderdale Police but does not anticipate any decision being made this week.
According to police and court documents, the incident occurred on April 1st just after 10 p.m.
A Fort Lauderdale Police Incident Report lists very few details on the case, but it lists weapons used as hands, feet, fist and teeth.
There were no arrests made and no charges filed at the time of the incident.
Estrella Cerqueira, the mother of Landry’s child released a statement Monday afternoon through a publicist.
It said, in part: “I was not in any way physically harmed. Yes, we are going through a civil family court case and emotions are high, but I would like to make it very clear that Jarvis would never, ever do anything to harm me or anyone else.”
The statement also says that Cerqueira did not call 911, that someone else did.
The Dolphins will be back on the practice field Tuesday morning and play their first preseason game on Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons at Hard Rock Stadium.