Jarvis Landry Under Investigation for Battery; Adam Gase Refuses to Comment

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2017

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is shown during an NFL football training camp, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at the Dolphins training facility in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is reportedly being investigated for an alleged battery involving his girlfriend Estrella Cerqueira, according to Florida sports radio talk show host Andy Slater.

Head coach Adam Gase told reporters he is aware of the matter but had no comment, per Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. He added that Landry's unresolved contract situation is unrelated to any legal issues.

Cerqueira later released a statement saying Landry never physically harmed her, via Ian Rapoport of NFL.com:

According to NFL writer Benjamin Allbright, the alleged incident took place in March, and video was sent to police. He added that the Dolphins are aware of that video but that it doesn't "show any actual violence."

There is no arrest imminent, according to Allbright, who additionally reported that the "alleged victim signed [an] affidavit at the scene absolving Jarvis Landry of any physical violence."

Slater added that the alleged incident occurred at a Fort Lauderdale apartment but that Landry's girlfriend has not cooperated with authorities in their investigation. He noted the Fort Lauderdale Police Department brought the case to the Broward County State Attorney's Office, but charges in the matter are not expected this week.

Landry and his girlfriend are currently involved in a paternity case.

Landry is entering his fourth NFL season with the Dolphins and is set to become a free agent after the season. He is now also almost assuredly facing an NFL investigation under the league's personal code of conduct policy regardless of whether formal legal charges are brought against him, similar to Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.