Dolphins Player Jonathon Amaya Arrested for Choking Taxi Driver on Miami Beach

Categories: Crime, Sports
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The Dolphins may have pulled out a win last night, but defensive back Jonathon Amaya's celebratory night in South Beach got out of hand. He was arrested early this morning for allegedly choking a taxi driver.

According to CBS Miami, Amaya hailed a taxi cab on Miami Beach last night and asked to be taken all the way to the Broward County suburb Weston. The driver told Amaya he didn't take passengers that far, but Amaya promised to pay him $100.

The driver agreed, but shortly into the ride Amaya began acting aggressive. So, the driver decided to drop Amaya back off where he had picked him up. He gave him his money back and asked him to get out of the cab.

That didn't sit well with Amaya. The 6'2" football player allegedly put his hands around the driver's neck and started choking him.

Amaya was arrested on charges of battery, and was booked into jail 7:43 this morning. His bond is set at $1,500, but according to the Miami-Dade Corrections website Amaya is still behind bars.

Amaya has spent three years in the NFL. He played last season with the New Orleans Saints, and joined the Dolphins this year. Amaya hasn't been much of a factor for the Fins this year, with only six tackles through the season.

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13 comments
William Gallosa
William Gallosa

Another one bites the dust, he did not budhead him ?

Pablo Ramírez
Pablo Ramírez

that Kyle Awon is such a muppet. he makes himself look like kanye west. both must like fish sticks.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

Good for his ass, he thinks he is all that

Mike Evans
Mike Evans

Think Philbin will give him the Chad Johnson treatment?

Aj Navarrete
Aj Navarrete

does Jonathan have to choke a bitch, cabby??

Kyle Awon
Kyle Awon

letting that goddamn meter run after you made 3 wrong turns in traffic

Kyle Awon
Kyle Awon

soemtimes they need a good choking.....good job brother

Bill Brock
Bill Brock

Go Fins! I am SO happy that we get to pay for the stadia where this asshole works.

OnTheBrightSide
OnTheBrightSide

At least he was taking a cab and not drinking and driving...

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