Former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Chad Wheeler was arrested after suspicions of domestic violence assault. As per reports, he choked his girlfriend, dislocated her arm and even smashed her face. She apparently refused to bow to him, eliciting his violent reaction. He was released after making his first court appearance, being charged with first-degree domestic violence assault, domestic violence-related unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest.
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Due to the sensitivity of the case along with various other privacy implications, only the first name on his girlfriend – Alleah – has been revealed. As per various reports, Alleah and Chad Wheeler were in a dispute after he asked her to bow down, though it is unclear if she agreed. Alleah apparently sent out messages after the incident, which described the assault.
Seahawks’ Chad Wheeler isn’t being discussed much, but he should be. There are some absolutely terrifying accusations of felony domestic violence against his girlfriend. He was arrested, and released on a 400k bond on Tuesday.— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) January 27, 2021
“He thought I was dead on my bed and continued to eat dinner," Alleah apparently wrote, adding that she later ran to the bathroom, where Wheeler was surprised that she was still alive, going back to drink his smoothie. The incident occurred in Kent, Washington, after which she was found by the police locked in the bathroom. Alleah had called 911, explaining that she was being 'killed'.
Reports added that Wheeler was also on bipolar medication – which he stopped taking. Emmanuel Acholater shared photos on Twitter, which featured a woman with a face covered in bruises. The former NFL linebacker claimed that she was Wheeler's girlfriend. “If you’re not outraged, you’re part of the problem. @NFL handle this swiftly & decisively," Echo tweeted.
The former Seahawks star was arrested on January 26, and was released after posting a $400,000 bond. His next court hearing is on February 9, 9:00 AM EST. After the arrest, he was released by the Seahawks – who announced he is now a free agent.
As of now, Alleah's private IG account has not been revealed.
Seahawks OT Chad Wheeler was released from jail Tuesday after he was arrested on suspicion of felony assault-domestic violence.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 27, 2021
The police report said he is accused of assaulting a woman after Wheeler asked her to bow to him. https://t.co/3GDVZFHXDD pic.twitter.com/9ewx4EtPig