Reports: Ex-MLS player Hanyer Mosquera punches, kicks girlfriend in elevator

Wednesday October 19th, 2016

Former MLS player Hanyer Mosquera was caught on camera and arrested for punching his girlfriend in the face in an elevator, according to Colombian news site Pubil Metro.

In the video, Mosquera punches Hindira Herazo before proceeding to kick her when she is on the ground.

Herazo told local media that the couple's argument started when they were in their apartment together. 

She also reportedly said that "he started to drag me by the hair, he threw me to the ground, and I started to shout for help but people did not know where my apartment was or what was happening.

"He continued to beat me, punching me in the face, in the head," she said. "He hit me a lot, he pulled my hair, he kicked me."

Mosquera was previously a defender with the Portland Timbers and now plays for the Rionegro Aguilas in Colombia. The team issued a statement saying they had seen the video and do not condone any violence, and sent their condolences to the victim. 

He was recently disciplined by the team for showing up to practice intoxicated.

An investigation into the elevator incident is underway.

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