Pro-footballer’s ex shares photos of her battered face after he choked and beat her during a ‘manic episode’
The 6ft 7, 320lb NFL lineman must be jailed says the ex-girlfriend of former Seattle Seahawks Chad Wheeler, 27
The former football player has been charged with first-degree domestic violence assault
His ex-girlfriend Alleah Taylor, also 27, called police on Jan 22 from his Seattle home
Taylor She says he choked her and beat her after shaving his head during a manic episode
The pair had dated for six months and he’d never shown any other signs of aggression, she said
It took three cops to subdue Wheeler, who weighs 318lbs and is 6ft 7in
Wheeler who told the officers that he hadn’t taken his bipolar medication pled not guilty to three counts of domestic vilence
Taylor said on Wednesday in an interview with CBS that he should go to jail
Mental health isn’t entirely to blame, Taylor said, adding that he gave the responding oficers different treatment than he gave her
Wheeler who was releeased by the Seahawks, apologized for ‘events’ on Twitter and said he was ‘getting help’
NFL playere Chad Wheeler’s ex-girlfriend has shared graphic photographs of her battered and bloodied face after a horrendous attack at his home last month.
Seattle Seahawks lineman Wheeler, 27, beat and choked Alleah Taylor during what he calls a ‘manic episode’ inside his Washington home on January 22.
is 6ft 7 Wheeler, who weighs 318lbs choked her Taylor said, then calmly ate dinner. She called police but it took three officers to subdue the giant football player.
Standing 5ft 9, Taylor, also 27, who is still showing the effects of the attack, appeared on CBS This Morning, Wednesday, to share more details of what happened, and to insist that Wheeler spend time in jail as a consequence
Wheeler pleaded not guilty to three charges, including domestic violence assault on February 1.
During his court appearance on January 25, the charge sheet stated that Wheeler, a Seattle Seahawks lineman, attacked Alleah Taylor on January 22. He choked her then, she says, calmly ate dinner.
She called police but it took three officers to subdue the football player who is 6ft 7 and weighs 318lbs.
Alleah Taylor speaks out on the assault by her ex, former Seahawks lineman Chad Wheeler
After the charges were read, despite posting on Twitter that he had suffered a mental health episode, Wheeler pled not guilty to first degree domestic violence assault.
It is a Class A felony that faces a maximum sentence of life behind bars. He was released on a $400,000 bond and is now awaiting his next court date at home.
Wheeler was fired by the Seahawks after the incident.
He said on Twitter that he was ‘walking away from football’ to get the help he needed ‘to never pose another threat’ again.
During her court appearance, she still ha her left arm in a sling. Taylor said she still has to go for check ups and she has undergone multiple surgeries
Sitting for her TV interview with ‘This Morning’ on CBS, one of Taylor’s eyes evidently, is still bloodshot, three weeks after the attack.
In her interview on Wednesday, Taylor, whose online bio described her as a media correspondent, said that she wasn’t convinced his mental health was entirely to blame cause of the incident.
‘He didn’t take the same approach with the cops as he did with me,’ she said.
The pair had been seeing each other for six months before the assault and were ‘best friends’ prior, she said.
According to Taylor’s account, they were ‘best friends’ until the January 22 incident and that he’d never hurt her before.
On January 22, the day began with him texting her to tell her he’d shaved his head. It was strange, she said, because he loved his long hair.
‘He loved his long hair, refused to cut it. It surprised me and worried me.
‘I came home and he was trying to play it off and then, as time went on, he started going downhill emotionally.
‘He stood up and told me to bow down. I asked why. He did’t respond then he said it again.
‘I told him no and he immediately grabbed my neck and that’s when things began,’ she said.
Taylor said he then threw her on the bed and put his arms around her neck. She begged for her life.
‘I remember looking at him asking, “please stop, Chad, it’s me.”
‘I just immediately knew the look in his eyes, that was it,’ she said.
At some point, she lost consciousness.
When she woke up Taylor said, she touched her face and felt blood, then ran to the bathroom to call 911, her relatives and hide from him.
‘I had touched my face and I looked down and there was blood on my hand and I remember getting up and running to the bathroom.
‘Chad was standing by the bed, by the doorway and he was sipping his smoothie and was like “wow you’re still alive?”
‘I was able to run to the bathroom, he went back into the living room to continue eating.
‘I had texted his dad too and told him that Chad was trying to kill me, Chad’s dad called him while he was eating and while I was in the bathroom and he answered and he didn’t have any worry at all.
‘Chad was like ‘I’m just eating dinner, nothing’s going on and that, that terrified me.
Wheeler pled not guilty to three charges, including domestic violence assault on February 1. He was released on a $400,000 bond.
The Seahawks dropped Wheeler. The team released a statement saying that the team “strongly condemn(s) this act of domestic violence.”
Taylor said she and Chad were ‘best friends’ before the attack and that he’d never been violent before. While he has pled not guilty, Wheeler posted a contradictory statement on Twitter, apologizing for what he called a ‘manic episode’
She also texted Chad’s father, telling him that she thought he was about to kill her.
The father phoned Chad and Taylor says she heard them having a calm conversation, during which Chad said everything was ‘fine’.
‘He went and ate dinner after doing this to me.
‘He didn’t take the same approach with the cops as he did with me,’ she said on Wednesday, when asked if his mental health was entirely to blame.
Taylor had to undergo surgery after the attack and she still has a bloodshot eye.
She went to court on January to watch him plead not guilty.
‘I didn’t want him to think that he had that power over me that I wasn’t going to defend myself. I thought how easy would that be for him and his legal team to be able to say whatever they want without having to look me in the eye,’ she said.
Asked if he should go to jail, she said: ‘Yes – yes. I definitely do think that he should.
‘The hardest part of all this wasn’t the surgeries or any of that. It was getting a call from my niece and nephews.
‘They thought they had lost me. The pain in their voice.
‘I will never forget that. I will never forget that.
‘I really feel like god has blessed me with another chance. I want to use the time to get the story out and make sure people don’t feel alone,’ she said.