Quincy Enunwa complaint released

Updated: September 5, 2014, 10:46 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPN.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, who was arrested and charged with simple assault Sunday night at a hotel near the team's training facility, was accused of domestic violence against a woman, court records confirmed.

The alleged altercation came less than a week after the NFL implemented a new domestic-violence policy, which includes a six-game suspension for first-time offenders.

Enunwa's case is "under review" by the NFL, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.

Enunwa, a rookie on the Jets' practice squad, was arrested for "purposely, knowingly or recklessly, causing bodily injury" to an unidentified woman, according to the criminal complaint, obtained by NJ.com.

[+] EnlargeQuincy Enunwa
Al Pereira/New York Jets/Getty ImagesQuincy Enunwa was arrested for "purposely, knowingly or recklessly, causing bodily injury" to an unidentified woman, according to the criminal complaint.

He was accused of "grabbing the victim by her ankle and pulling her off a bed and causing her to strike and injure both her head and finger," the complaint said, not mentioning the severity of the injuries.

A hotel employee, in a call to 911, said "a young woman was assaulted," according to reports.

Enunwa, 22, was arrested at the hotel and transported to the Florham Park police station, where he was booked and released.

The former Nebraska standout, a sixth-round draft pick, was a member of the 53-man roster at the time of the alleged dispute. He was waived the following day and later re-signed to the practice squad. It's believed his demotion wasn't a punitive measure by the team.

At first, coach Rex Ryan said he knew about the arrest when Enunwa was released, but he backpedaled, claiming, "I don't know the specifics. The days are running together.

"This stuff, we take very seriously, obviously, and we're aware of it," Ryan said. "I'm not going to comment further on the details, because it's a pending legal matter."

Enunwa told reporters Wednesday that he addressed the situation with team officials and "the decisions made were made. There's a pending legal matter, and nobody is holding it against me until we find out everything that's going on."

Ryan stopped short of saying a player convicted of domestic violence will be released from the team, as San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh indicated Wednesday when discussing the Ray McDonald allegations with reporters.

"Obviously, there's a big difference in being charged and convicted," Ryan said. "I'm not going to get into what-ifs."

Ryan said he supports the league's crackdown on domestic violence.

"Not just the league, but everybody knows this is an issue -- a major issue," he said. "Understanding the league's stance on it, obviously it's appropriate. There are difference circumstances to every case. We'll see what happens."

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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