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The Iraq war veteran turned NFL cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals has been arrested for assaulting her boyfriend at her Arizona home.
Megan Welter called police for help getting her professional fighter boyfriend to leave her home after the couple argued about a text message he had sent to an ex-girlfriend.
When police arrived at her Scottsdale home however, it was Welter who was arrested after cell phone footage recorded by her boyfriend showed the 29-year-old cheerleader hitting and scratching him and yelling: "Who is she?" as he pleaded with her to stop, according to WPTV.
The argument began in the early hours of Saturday, July 20, after the couple went out drinking to celebrate Welter's birthday.
In the 911 call, Welter — who spent 16 months leading a platoon in Iraq — claimed she was choked and had her head smashed on a ceramic tile floor. She then told the operator: "I'm a NFL cheerleader, I cannot have ..." before her voice trails off.
Her boyfriend, named by Right This Minute as Ryan McMahon, told police Welter thought he resented her after she aborted their baby against his wishes a month earlier.
When the couple, who have been dating for about six months, returned to Welter's home, they started to argue about a text message the boyfriend had sent.
As he was questioned by police outside Welter's home, he explained he had sent a joke text to an ex-girlfriend who had sent him a picture of a dog. He replied with a message that read: "Are you trying to turn me on with a girl dog?"
In footage police filmed as they interviewed him outside the house, he held out his phone and told them repeatedly that he filmed the attack, as he denied harming Welter. When police spoke to her though they said there was no evidence of bruising or marks on her. Her boyfriend however, was found to have scratches on his arms, chest and shoulder.
He said he did not want to press charges and, in a later statement, told 3TV: "People make mistakes, no one is perfect. I honestly want the best for her and I hope that this doesn't take away from the good things that she has done for both the NFL, as well as the service to our country."
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An Arizona Cardinals cheerleader, who also served in the Army in
Iraq, has been charged with alleged assault on her boyfriend.