Colts waive Daniel Adongo after alleged domestic violence incidents
The decision comes just a week after police were called to investigate a potential domestic violence incident involving Adongo. It was the second time the linebacker was investigated for domestic violence since October. Charges were not filed against Adongo in either incident.
Police reports regarding both incidents were also released Thursday.
According to the report of the first incident, which occurred on Oct. 24, a female resident at the home she shares with Adongo reported that she was scared of the linebacker and that she did not want to return home.
The report of the second incident, which occurred on Dec. 10, states that a friend of the woman, Dawn Monks, received troubling texts from her indicating that she was in need of help. Monks contacted the police, who arrived on the scene and noted that the woman had several physical injuries including a black eye, cut lip, and marks on her wrists.
The report also states that the woman attempted to hide her injuries from the authorities and insisted that they were self inflicted. She did not allow the police to photograph her injuries. Adongo was not at the home when the police arrived.
Adongo, 26, was rugby star before entering the NFL. He was signed by the Colts in 2013 and appeared in three games this season before being benched for last week’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to the team, the reason for his absence was not injury related.
- Xandria James