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Dolphins safety Jonathon Amaya arrested in Miami

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The Dolphins got a win over the Seahawks at home on Sunday afternoon and safety Jonathon Amaya went out until the wee hours of the morning celebrating the win.

There’s not much to celebrate about the way the night ended for Amaya, however. NBC Miami reports that Amaya was arrested on charges of battery of a taxi driver after being picked up outside a club around 4:30 a.m.

According to the police report, Amaya promised the driver a $100 tip to take him to an area that the driver normally didn’t go. During the ride, Amaya allegedly became “aggressive” and the driver returned to the spot where the ride began before telling Amaya to get out of the car. The driver told police that Amaya “leaned forward and wrapped his hands around [the driver’s] neck and started choking him” and two off-duty police officers who were working at the club heard the driver yelling that Amaya was going to kill him.

Amaya has six tackles in eight games playing mostly special teams for the Dolphins in 2012. He played 16 games for the Saints last season after starting his career with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2010.

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22 Responses to “Dolphins safety Jonathon Amaya arrested in Miami”
  1. blacknole08 says: Nov 26, 2012 1:13 PM

    Wow… so he actually did the right thing by calling a cab… then he gets aggressive and assualts the man for driving his drunk behind to his destination?

    You seriously can’t make this stuff up!

  2. blacknole08 says: Nov 26, 2012 1:13 PM

    And what’s he celebrating for? They got New England this Sunday!

  3. tannethrill says: Nov 26, 2012 1:14 PM

    Ummmm, at least he wasn’t drinking and driving?

    My question is why would Amaya be traveling to an area at 4:30 am that a taxi driver is afraid to travel into?

  4. skoobyfl says: Nov 26, 2012 1:18 PM

    At least the guy took a cab, one right step lead to a wrong step.

  5. iced107 says: Nov 26, 2012 1:20 PM

    They say he drank like a fish.

  6. ebr362 says: Nov 26, 2012 1:20 PM

    Welcome to waivers Mr Amaya, the Jets should be calling soon.

  7. skins716 says: Nov 26, 2012 1:21 PM

    at least he was smart enough to call a cab, lol

  8. annes22 says: Nov 26, 2012 1:21 PM

    Just another idiot Dolphin player, and I’m a Dolphin fan. Why can’t they behave when they go out??? Drunk I presume??

  9. dannymac17 says: Nov 26, 2012 1:25 PM

    Well, at least he decided to take a cab instead of driving. lol

  10. supremekingz says: Nov 26, 2012 1:25 PM

    …And I was juuust looking at the “Days without an arrest” meter this morning thinking we were doing pretty good

  11. cantonbound13 says: Nov 26, 2012 1:26 PM


  12. FinFan68 says: Nov 26, 2012 1:27 PM

    Cut him now. Don’t bother waiting. Yeah, I get the innocent until proven guilty thing but that is in the eyes of the law, not the eyes of the employer. It’s one thing to keep a guy that got in trouble a year or two ago (Misi). It is quite another to keep somebody who does this under your leadership. Philbin can hammer home a message of accountability here and he should waste no time. The typical press release about monitoring the situation sends a weak message. If a player cannot control his actions he doesn’t need to be on the team.

  13. hor2012 says: Nov 26, 2012 1:28 PM

    Come on guys. You’re making it real hard to defend you. Stop with the stupidty. Play like an animal on the field but act like a human being on it.

  14. southpaw2k says: Nov 26, 2012 1:41 PM

    Guess we can reset the police blotter tracker to 0 now.

    I also now wonder if it’s worth including the arrest was made outside a club. Given the time of day when it happened, I think it’s safe to assume we won’t ever read of an arrest made outside a library or a church.

  15. almighty1 says: Nov 26, 2012 1:45 PM

    When you’re near the bottom of an NFL depth chart you don’t want to be anywhere near the back seat of a cop car.

  16. goodellgate says: Nov 26, 2012 1:49 PM

    Goodell is gonna blame the Saints.

  17. dexterismyhero says: Nov 26, 2012 1:52 PM

    Reset the arrest meter!!!!!!

  18. nomorewhodey says: Nov 26, 2012 1:56 PM

    The driver took him back to the night club after he became agressive on the way there. Read the whole story people. Most of the people who commented didn’t even read the whole story. That being said he’ll now be working at that night club as a bouncer. Can you say CUT.

  19. alewatcher says: Nov 26, 2012 2:39 PM

    Well, now we know why players don’t call cabs more often. Seems they can’t even get that right.

  20. bmore44 says: Nov 26, 2012 2:54 PM

    Taking a cab must of been baby steps. Choking the cab driver Not a big deal.

  21. 13arod says: Nov 26, 2012 3:00 PM

    what in idiot

  22. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Nov 26, 2012 6:40 PM

    see ya.

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