Chad Wheeler out on bail amid domestic violence allegations
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Seahawks OT Chad Wheeler out on bail amid domestic violence allegations

Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Chad Wheeler was arrested Saturday on assault and domestic violence charges. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, he was released from jail on $400,000 bond on Tuesday. 

Wheeler allegedly strangled his girlfriend to the point that he thought he had killed her. When she woke up after being unconscious, Wheeler allegedly said, "Wow, you're alive?" He allegedly strangled her after she refused to bow to him. 

Wheeler is not a starter for the Seahawks and is set to become a restricted free agent in March. Seattle nor the NFL has taken action against the 6-foot-7, 310-pound tackle. However, the Seahawks are investigating the matter.

The 27-year-old joined the Seahawks for the 2020 season after spending the 2017 and 2018 campaigns with the New York Giants. 

It seems like the Seahawks will eventually cut ties with Wheeler. If they do, he'll likely have a difficult time finding another job in the NFL. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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