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Rams’ Tyler Higbee pleads guilty to assault

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The Rams drafted tight end Tyler Higbee last year even though he was facing assault charges, and Higbee said at the time that he had acted in self defense. Now Higbee has admitted he’s guilty.

Higbee entered a guilty plea to assaulting a man, causing him to suffer a concussion and brain bleed. He will avoid jail time but must pay restitution to his victim, remain drug and alcohol free, not possess any firearms and perform 250 hours of community service.

The victim was a Saudi national, and witnesses told police that racial slurs were yelled at the man during the incident, but Higbee’s attorney says another person, not Higbee, used the racial slurs.

Higbee played in all 16 games for the Rams as a rookie, starting seven and catching 11 passes for 85 yards and one touchdown. He is unlikely to face NFL discipline because this incident took place before he was an NFL player.

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4 Responses to “Rams’ Tyler Higbee pleads guilty to assault”
  1. cardinealsfan20 says: Jul 16, 2017 7:42 AM

    This is ridiculous. The “victim” made derogatory comments to Higbee’s girlfriend, touched her inappropriately, and stalked them that evening from one nightclub to another. Higbee was simply protecting his girlfriend.

  2. filmex2000 says: Jul 16, 2017 8:00 AM

    Mr. Higby, Jerry Jones on line one.
    He says you have the “right stuff” to play for the Cowboys.

  3. 2since96 says: Jul 16, 2017 10:02 AM

    Eh…

  4. fearsome4 says: Jul 16, 2017 11:40 AM

    Appropriate time to point out that Islamic terrorists are generally Sunni Muslims, from wonderful, progressive democracies (LOL) like Saudi Arabia that are happy to receive our advanced weaponry.

    Meanwhile, Republicans paint Shia Iran as a rogue state that fosters terrorism. Now THAT’S funny stuff!

    At least Higbee didn’t punch out a Shia.

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