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NFL'er Antonio Bryant

Arrested For Allegedly

Strangling Baby Mama

9/14/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0914-antonio-bryant-gettyFormer NFL wide receiver Antonio Bryant was arrested Tuesday morning ... for allegedly strangling his baby mama back in April.

A warrant was issued for Bryant's arrest in South Florida on Tuesday ... stemming from a domestic violence incident that allegedly occurred April 10 between Bryant and the mother of his child, Dianne Helne.

According to reports ... Helne told the police Bryant pushed her in the face ... put his hands around her neck while she was holding their young child ... and then continued to kick and punch her, after she put the child down.

Shortly after the warrant was issued, the 31-year-old turned himself over to police. He was charged with domestic battery by strangulation, domestic violence and culpable negligence.

Bryant -- who played in the NFL from 2002 to 2009 for the Cowboys, Browns, 49ers and the Buccaneers -- was later released on $15,000 bail.

Bryant had a workout with the Seattle Seahawks this summer, but was released after suffering a leg injury.

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15 COMMENTS

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1.

ME    

It takes a big man to put your hands on a woman....Loser! Maybe you can get a little jail time with Bubba.

683 days ago
2.

Joao    

"arrested Tuesday [Sept. 11] morning ... for allegedly strangling his baby mama back in April." WTF is up with that. Why did it take 6 months to get around to arresting that punk... What race breeds males to beats women? I guess he answers my question.

683 days ago
3.

Phishie from Philly    

By any chance is he friends with Chad Johnson?
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The real Phishie from Philly

683 days ago
4.

Miva    

There is a photo of Dianne Helne and info here http://slimcelebrity.com/?p=1112

683 days ago
5.

Ms. Underestimate    

Unfortunately, this is what too many black men do. Popular black culture teaches them that b*tches ain't sh*t but hos and tricks and it teaches them to put money over b*tches. Black men with low self-esteem beat women and turn their backs on their kids because they are weaker, and because black men with low self-esteem are pretty much stupid, worthless, and spineless, anymore.

683 days ago
6.

kitnplayn    

Somebody is teaching young American men how to disrespect women. Maybe you cows should woman up and do your job of raising your sons to respect women and themselves.

682 days ago

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