Who kicks a tiny dog like that?
Daily Mail – Police have charged Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo with aggravated animal cruelty, a felony, after his girlfriend’s dog died from blunt force trauma.
Gwinnett County police said in a news release that they obtained a warrant Friday for the NFL player’s arrest after Denicia Williams, 20, called police on April 19.
She said she had taken her Yorkie, Dior, to Shembo’s apartment on April 15 and that after she left the dog alone with the 23-year-old player, she came back and the animal was unresponsive.
She took the dog to an animal hospital, where he died a short time later.
Shembo told her the next day he had kicked the dog and she broke up with him.
He is 6-foot-2 and weighs 254 pounds, according to the Falcons’ website.
The aggravated cruelty charges carries a minimum of one year in prison and a maximum sentence of five years, as well as a fine of up to $15,000.
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