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.
Chad Wheeler of the @Seahawks tried to kill his girlfriend because she wouldn’t bow to him. He was even surprised at her survival.— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) January 27, 2021
If you’re not outraged, you’re part of the problem. @NFL handle this swiftly & decisively. pic.twitter.com/R2IF1HwMow
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.