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Vikings released first round pick Jeff Gladney after indictment dropped for strangling a female

The Minnesota Vikings released last year first round pick Jeff Gladney.

The Minnesota Vikings released last year first round pick Jeff Gladney.

Gladney the 24 year-old was a first rounder last year out of TCU, started 15 games for the Vikings as a rookie.


Jeff Gladney on Tuesday after he was indicted by a Texas grand jury for felony assault of a woman he was previously in a relationship with. According to ESPN, he strangled her and then tried to bribe her to keep shut.

He’s charged with domestic violence by impeding breathing, for “intentionally, knowingly and recklessly” causing bodily injury and applying pressure to the woman’s neck and throat, according to the indictment. The altercation grew out of an argument and took place over a span of more than two hours, according to a lawsuit recently filed against Gladney by the former girlfriend. She also alleged in the suit that he tried to bribe her and intimidate her into keeping quiet.

No court date has been scheduled yet. If convicted, the cornerback could serve up to 10 years in prison.

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