Dolphins CB Xavien Howard Arrested For Domestic Violence

Dolphins star corner Xavien Howard was arrested last night on charges of domestic battery, as Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports (via Twitter). The alleged incident involved Howard’s fiance.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald obtained a copy of the police report, which states that Howard and his fiance had an argument about the fiance’s recent purchase of a purse, which she did not tell Howard about. The argument became physical, and Howard allegedly grabbed his fiance’s arm and shoved her against a mirrored glass wall in their bedroom. Howard then let her go, and she fell to the floor on her right arm (Twitter links).

Needless to say, Howard could be facing a significant suspension and fine from the league in addition to whatever criminal penalties he may be facing. Domestic violence is an especially sensitive subject in the NFL these days, and if the allegations are true, the Dolphins can expect to be without their top CB for a few games next season.

Howard signed a five-year, $76.5MM extension with Miami back in May, following a 2018 campaign that saw him notch a league-leading seven interceptions en route to his first Pro Bowl nod. He was one of the few high-level pieces that the rebuilding Dolphins chose to keep for the long haul, though he played just five games in 2019 before being placed on IR with a knee injury.

In a statement, the Dolphins said they are aware of the situation and are gathering information but have no comment at this time.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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16 comments on “Dolphins CB Xavien Howard Arrested For Domestic Violence

  1. Wade Herbers

    Made $15 million last year and he’s worried about his woman’s purse??? How much can 1 purse cost?? I bet less than the gold 95% of pro athletes wear around their necks , most of which look tacky. Get her out of your life if you feel the need to lay hands on her. If shes there next week he’s a complete moron. And so is she if he really put hands on her—-but a large portion of these women are there for $$$$$$$$$$

    • Ed "The Mythical One"

      Ray Rice’s fiancee who got punched and knocked out by him married him after the incident. I am sure there was lots of financial compensation in the deal as she no longer was compelled by law to testify against him in court once they were married.

  2. Crycket

    Oof. Shoulda traded him when he had a ton of value. Going to have to sell cheap now.

    • Mjm117

      Hes big part of the Fins future. But this will be a big decision on how to move forward with X for Coach Flores and GM Grier.

  3. frank costanza

    Stay single gentlemen and NEVER get married. It’s just not worth it nowadays.

  4. wrigleyhawkeye

    I figured this was going to be the NFL coming down on him for “domestic abuse” for playing too physical against Tom Brady.

  5. 70sChild

    And right now the Chiefs are trying to work out a trade for Howard. He’ll fit right in with woman beaters Tyreek and Frank Clark…as long as there’s no embarrassing video, of course (just ask Kareem Hunt for advice on that one). They seem to like that type in KC.

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