Texans receiver Mathis arrested and charged for choking wife

Updated: February 19, 2008, 5:22 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans receiver and kick returner Jerome Mathis was arrested and charged with choking his pregnant common-law wife.

Deputies went to Mathis's home Friday in Manvel, about 25 miles south of Houston, after getting a 911 call. Erica Smith told deputies the player had pushed her onto a bed and started choking her. The 26-year-old woman refused medical treatment but said she is six months pregnant.

Mathis had left the house when deputies with the Brazoria County ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?