While the domestic violence case against ex-Miami Dolphins receiver Chad Johnson continues its way through the Broward justice system, the case against out-of-work ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Antonio Bryant just began.
Bryant, 31, surrendered to Sunrise PD about 2 a.m. Tuesday and was charged with two felonies: Domestic battery by strangulation and battery.
He was held on $15,000-bond Tuesday and eventually released about 6 p.m., according to the Broward County Sheriff’s website.
The charges stem from an April altercation with his baby mama. Bryant and the woman are entangled in a paternity and child support lawsuit, according to court papers.
Police claim Bryant choked her as she held their baby then told her to put down the child before he kicked and punched her.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Bryant, a native of Miami and a former Miami Northwestern High School standout, was cut by the Seattle Seahawks a few week ago because of a leg injury.
Journeyman Bryant also played for the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He became the Bucs most prolific receiver in 2008 and was handed the team’s franchise tag.
Trouble, however, followed the talented receiver. He was suspended by the league in 2007 for failing a drug test.