Police: MTSU player seen choking woman on tape

Police: MTSU player seen choking woman on tape

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MURFREESBORO (AP) - Middle Tennessee police say they have video of a Blue Raiders football player choking his girlfriend last November while two teammates watched and did nothing.

The girlfriend met with university police on Friday and they released a report Monday saying they have a copy of a videotape showing the woman pleading with defensive tackle J.D. Jones to stop choking her first with his hand, then his arm from behind.

Officer Adam Wortman wrote the videotape is narrated by other suspects who did not help the woman and said the choking "happens all the time or every day."

Jones was charged with two counts of domestic aggravated assault on Saturday; cornerback Rodney O'Neal and defensive tackle Marcus Robinson with two counts of aiding and abetting.

Middle Tennessee has suspended the players.

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