Vikings first-round cornerback Jeff Gladney arrested on assault charge

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney turned himself in to authorities in Dallas on Monday following an alleged incident of domestic violence.

The Dallas Police Department said a warrant was issued for Gladney's arrest after he allegedly assaulted a 22-year-old woman on Friday. The two were involved in a verbal altercation "over content in a cell phone" that later escalated to physical violence, according to the statement from police.

Gladney, the No. 31 overall pick in last year's NFL draft, is facing a charge of assault/family violence, which is a third-degree felony under Texas law. He briefly reported to a Dallas jail Monday morning before posting bond, according to jail records.

It was unclear as of Monday night if Gladney had retained an attorney. A representative for the 24-year-old did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown (19) drops a pass against Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney (20) during their football game Sunday, November 1, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo: Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy confirmed that the league will review the matter under the auspices of its personal conduct policy. The Vikings said in a statement that they are aware of the arrest and gathering more information.

"We take this matter very seriously, as the reported allegations are extremely disturbing," the team said Monday. "At this time we will have no further comment."

Dallas television station KTVT first reported Gladney's arrest Monday.

A 5-foot-10, 190-pound cornerback, Gladney played collegiately at TCU, where he was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2019. The Vikings selected him after trading back in the first round last year. He went on to start 15 games for the team in 2020, with 81 tackles and three pass break-ups.

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