Buffalo Bills Rookie
Accused of Domestic Violence
… Arrested at Nightclub
Buffalo Bills rookie LB Tyrel Dodson was pulled out of a nightclub and arrested Sunday after his GF told cops he roughed her up during a violent altercation hours earlier … TMZ Sports has learned.
For the record, Dodson (an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M) DENIES the allegations — and insinuated to police that HE was the real victim by showing cops a red mark on his face.
Here’s the deal according to police docs … 20-year-old Dodson and his GF got into an argument on May 25 in Scottsdale, AZ after he allegedly vomited on the carpet inside her bedroom after drinking too much.
Tyrel’s GF alleges the 6′ 2″, 240-lb football player got physical with her when she confronted him about the vomit … allegedly grabbing her “forcefully” and “shoving her against the wall.”
Tyrel’s GF says she slapped him in the face … and says Dodson responded by slapping her back.
She says she fled from the scene … but when she returned, Tyrel was still there — so she locked herself inside her bathroom and told him to leave the premises.
That’s when she says Tyrel busted through the door … causing the door to smack her in the head, leaving her with a small welt.
She says the argument then spilled out into the kitchen, where things escalated further … with Dodson shoving her to the ground after a scuffle over her cell phone.
Dodson’s GF eventually left the apartment … but when she returned — she says Tyrel had taken her keys, $500 from her purse and an additional $8,000 to $15,000 in cash from a safe under her bed.
When cops reached Tyrel by phone … he denied ever getting physical with his GF — stating the argument “was verbal only” — and added he only took about $1,000 from her because it was “money they both shared.”
Cops didn’t appear to believe him — ’cause they say they found probable cause to arrest him on several charges including domestic violence — and when they found out later in the evening he was at Mint Nightclub, they went in to get him.
After Dodson was removed from the club, he again denied attacking his GF and showed cops a red mark on his face … though he never outright accused her of assault.
Tyrel was booked on three charges — 1 domestic violence count, 1 charge of disorderly conduct and one charge of damage to property — all misdemeanors.
Tyrel — who played in 33 games for the Aggies in his three years at College Station — was signed by the Bills as an undrafted free agent just a few weeks ago.
We reached out to the Bills and a team spokesperson tells us, “We are aware of the incident involving Tyrel Dodson last weekend. We have been looking further into the matter and will continue to gather information as the legal process continues.”
Dodson is due in court later next month to face the charges.