Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 11/26/12
Miami Dolphins defensive back Jonathan Amaya is paid to lock down receivers. However, the 24-year old opted to lock down a taxi driver over the weekend instead. From USA Today:A Miami Beach Police report shows Amaya was arrested early Monday morning. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.The report says Amaya offered the taxi driver $100 to take him from Miami Beach to Weston. The driver told police Amaya became aggressive, so he turned around the car and asked him to get out. The driver said Amaya then leaned forward, wrapped his hands around the driver's neck and starting choking him. Officers saw the taxi driving erratically and heard the driver scream "this man is trying to kill me."Police escorted Amaya out of the car and he was later arrested. The driver wasn't injured.Amaya has since been charged with battery over the incident. Upon further review, it has also been learned by Bush League Chronicle that the third-year pro's birthday was on Sunday. Perhaps the combination of a narrow victory and turning another year older was enough to send the former Nevada Wolf Pack over the edge.
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