Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver David Boston has been arrested and charged for allegedly shoving and punching a female friend.
Boston, 33, faces a charge of aggravated battery after his Wednesday night arrest in Boca Raton, Fla., according to the police's probable cause affidavit.
Boston was drinking and eating pizza with two female friends when he asked one of them to drive him to a hotel where had planned to stay, the affidavit said.
The woman refused to drive him because she had been drinking, the report said. He grabbed her T-shirt in an attempt to force her outside. He shoved the other woman to the floor when she tried to intervene, the affidavit said.
Boston also punched the first woman in the head twice with an open fist and fled on foot when the other woman threatened to call the police, affidavit said.
The alleged victim was transported to Boca Raton Hospital. She received ten stitches over her left eyebrow, according to police, and also had swelling and bruising to her forehead and face and cuts on her hand.
Boston was also taken to the hospital because he was highly intoxicated and then to jail, where he remained Thursday night on $3,000 bond. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.
Boston played eight seasons in the NFL, including 2004 and 2005 with the Miami Dolphins. Two separate knee injuries limited him to five games during his two seasons with the Dolphins. He went to the Pro Bowl as a member of the San Diego Chargers in 2001.