NJ criminal defense attorney Travis Tormey was recently asked about the assault charges filed against a New York Jets football player.
NFL rookie wide receiver Quincy Enunwa was arrested and charged with simple assault after he allegedly got into an altercation with his girlfriend at a hotel in Florham Park, NJ. According to media outlets, Enunwa is accused of grabbing his girlfriend by her ankle and pulling her off a hotel bed. This reportedly caused the victim to strike her head.
Within one day of the incident, the New York Jets cut Enunwa from their team. However, Enunwa was allowed to remain on the team’s practice squad.
The incident comes in the wake of the Ray Rice controversy. As has been widely reported by both national and local media outlets, Rice received Pre-Trial Intervention and avoided jail even though video footage shows him striking a woman in an Atlantic City elevator.
When asked about the Enunwa incident, criminal defense lawyer Travis J. Tormey noted that these kinds of assault charges are not uncommon in domestic violence situations. Mr. Tormey also observed that the criminal charges filed by police against Enunwa do not exclude domestic violence charges and a possible restraining order.
To learn more, access the NJ.com article entitled “Did Jets Re-Sign Quincy Enunwa with Knowledge of Domestic Assault Charge.”
If you are facing domestic violence or assault charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.