Former Miami Dolphins Cornerback Injures two Police Officers
Two Miami-Dade Police Officers were reportedly injured by former Miami Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson.
Patterson, 34, was in a Miami family court for an unknown reason when the Judge William Altfield ordered him detained. Before he was taken into custody, Patterson leaped up from the courtroom and attempted to barrel through two Miami-Dade police officers.
One female officer was taken taken to a local hospital after hitting her head. She has been treated and released. The second officer sustained a wrist injury. Both officers are expected to recover.
The motivation behind Patterson’s sudden moves are not clear, but his records show that the 2012-2013 Dolphins player was arrested on a felony child abuse charge in 2015 at the Aventura Mall, according to ESPN.
Patterson, who previously played for the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, reportedly went to the mall to meet the mother of his child. When the two got into a heated discussion regarding child-support, the mother began recording the event.
Authorities say there was an altercation and the ex-girlfriend suffered redness to her neck area and a cut to her left elbow and the baby sustained a bruise on the back of his head.
Patterson was arrested on charges of felony child abuse and misdemeanor battery. Further records show those charges were acquitted by a jury.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.