Jonathon Amaya, a third-year safety for the Miami Dolphins, was arrested early Monday morning and charged with battery after allegedly choking a taxi driver. Via ESPN:
The report says Amaya offered the taxi driver $100 to take him from Miami Beach to Weston. The driver told police Amaya became aggressive, so he turned around the car and asked him to get out. The driver said Amaya then leaned forward, wrapped his hands around the driver’s neck and starting choking him.
Officers saw the taxi driving erratically and heard the driver scream “this man is trying to kill me.”
Since no one was seriously hurt, I don’t mind assuming this entire incident happened because the Amaya hates the Eagles and the taxi driver refused to change the channel. Amaya has 6 tackles for the Dolphins this season.