Miami Dolphins defensive back Jonathon Amaya has been charged with battery for pulling a Patrick Kane. According to a Miami Beach Police report, Amaya was arrested early on Monday morning when he offered a cab driver $100 to take him from Miami Beach to Weston. Without many details it is hard to speculate on what really happened, but the report says the driver told police Amaya became aggressive, so he turned around the car and asked him to get out. Amaya disagreed with the cabbie and took matters into his own hands, literally. At that point Amaya wrapped his hands around the driver’s neck and starting choking him.
Officers saw the taxi driving erratically and heard the driver scream “this man is trying to kill me.” Police escorted Amaya out of the car and he was later arrested and the driver wasn’t injured.
My only concern or yellow flag with the story reported is why on earth the cabbie would take off driving while he was getting choked? Seems like an unusual way to get out of a stranglehold, but maybe it was just instinct.