Bills coach Sean McDermott said the team is continuing to gather information on the arrest of rookie Tyrel Dodson.
He faces three misdemeanor charges in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a May 25 incident involving his girlfriend: disorderly conduct, assault/domestic violence and damage to property of less than $2,000. Dodson has denied the allegations, according to a police report.
“It’s unfortunate," McDermott said Tuesday. "It’s a serious situation. We’ve communicated with him. It’s an open case at this point so we have to let it go through the court process and do our best to stay on top of it from our end and making sure we are gathering as much information as we can.”
According to the police report, Dodson was arrested at a nightclub after his girlfriend told police he had gotten physical with her during an altercation. Scottsdale police responded to a call at 7:33 p.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, the alleged victim told the responding officer that she had gotten upset with Dodson because he vomited on the carpet inside her bedroom.
Dodson, 20, signed with the Bills as an undrafted free agent after leaving Texas A&M following his junior season. He started 12 games for the Aggies and was third on the team with 61 total tackles last fall. As a sophomore, he had a team-high 105 tackles with eight passes defensed.