The Associated Press article BURLINGTON, Vt.
— Purdue quarterback Shane Ray said he “never physically assaulted” a woman at a party but he was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly threw a beer bottle through a glass door of a residence.
Ray, 23, was arrested by Burlington police and charged with felony domestic violence, a misdemeanor, according to court records.
Ray’s attorney, Andrew Nellis, said the arrest of Ray, who is from St. Augustine, Fla., has been in the works for months.
Ray and his mother, who live in the same apartment complex, have lived in the neighborhood for more than two years.
Nellis said his client has had a rough relationship with the police, but they have handled his situation well.
He said Ray, whose father is a retired Navy officer, was the victim of a vicious attack last year.
Ray was a sophomore at the time and was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, Nelles said.
Nettles said the incident occurred at a home Ray was renting in Burlington.
Nillis said the woman, a mother of two young children, suffered cuts on her face and other injuries, including bruises and contusions, that required hospitalization.
She was taken to the hospital and released.
Nells said the couple was friends with the victim’s parents.
Ray was arrested in St. Joseph, Mo., on Dec. 4 and booked into the St. Louis County Jail.
Nelleys said the mother of Ray’s children lives in the area, and she was aware of Ray when he was in St Louis for a football game.
Ray is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.