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Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad offensive lineman Jarron Jones, a former Notre Dame standout, was arrested Saturday after an incident involving his girlfriend who claims Jones “smashed his Xbox console over her face, picked her up and threw her outside.”
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, police found Jones’ girlfriend crying with bruises and abrasions on her body. Jones told police a different story, saying the girlfriend started “smashing objects” after a night out, prompting him to pick her up by her legs and putting her outside.
The girlfriend was transported to the hospital and Jones was arrested on aggravated assault, simple assault and strangulation.
“We are gathering all of the details of these disturbing allegations, but we will not comment any further at this time,” the Steelers said in a statement.
Jones, a fourth-year NFL pro who spent time in the XFL , was released by the Steelers before the start of the 2020 season but signed to the team’s practice squad. He has spent time on practice squads including the Seahawks, Cowboys, Buccaneers, Washington Football Team, Bills and now the Steelers. Jones played defensive tackle at Notre Dame before converting to an offensive lineman after getting to the NFL.