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Dolphins' Jonathon Amaya charged with battery

Miami Dolphins safety Jonathon Amaya was charged with battery, stemming from a dispute with a taxi driver early Monday morning.


Miami Dolphins safety Jonathon Amaya was charged with battery early Monday morning, stemming from a dispute with a taxi driver.

According to the report, Amaya was booked shortly before 8 a.m., and released on $1,500 bond.

Per the taxi driver, Amaya asked to be driven a long distance, but the driver refused, because he feared that Amaya would not pay upon arrival. The driver originally obliged, but opted to turn around and return to the club because he did not care for Amaya's attitude.

When they returned to the club, Amaya allegedly choked the taxi driver, leading to his eventual arrest.

Amaya originally signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2010, and was traded to the New Orleans Saints in the Reggie Bush trade. Amaya returned to the Dolphins in Sept. 2012, and serves a special teams player. So far this season, Amaya has recorded six tackles.

Unfortunately for Amaya, his 24th birthday was on Sunday, and the 24-year-old was unable to end his birthday on a good note.

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