Jaguars player Chris Claybrooks arrested on assault charges

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Chris Claybrooks was arrested on Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee on charges of domestic assault with bodily injury and vandalism.

This is according to court records from Davidson County. The Florida Times Union has reported that NFL star Claybrooks allegedly grabbed a cellphone from a woman’s hand which he then damaged by throwing it to the ground as part of an argument.

This woman told the police that she was Claybrooks‘ ex-girlfriend and she had bruises and abrasions on her hand, according to an affidavit obtained by the newspaper.

Since the arrest on Saturday, Claybrooks has been released on a 2,500 dollar bond. The two charges against him are down as being misdemeanours.

“The Jaguars are aware of a recent incident in Nashville, Tennessee involving Chris Claybrooks and are currently in the process of gathering information,” the Jaguars said in a statement to multiple outlets. “We will have no further comment at this time.”

The court records show that a hearing has been set for May 1. Claybrooks was a seventh-round pick in 2020. Last season, he played in all 17 games for the Jaguars and he racked up 13 tackles.

Claybrooks played his college football at Memphis Tigers football team. He is 24 years old and was born in Nashville, where he was arrested.