MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A former University of Miami football player and NFL tight end was arrested Friday after police say he battered his mom at their Miami Gardens home following an argument.
Police responded to a domestic violence call at a residence located in the 1500 block of NW 173rd Terrace at around 4:30 p.m.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Sweltering Summer Temps Will Develop Into Stormy Day
Authorities say Richard Lee Gordon, 32, had been involved in an argument with his mother when he threw a plastic bottle containing water at his mom’s vehicle.
Gordon then approached her and punched her on the left side of her ear causing a cut, police said.READ MORE: Elderly Dogs Abandoned In Pembroke Pines Get New Leash On Life
Gordon is currently a free agent. He was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
The arrest report says Gordon was charged with simple battery.MORE NEWS: BSO Seeks Man For Armed Burglary With Attemped Sexual Battery Of Child In Cooper City
He was taken to Turner Gilford Knight Correctional Center.