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Miami Dolphins Player

Arrested for Choking Taxi Driver

11/26/2012 9:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Miami Dolphins safety Jonathon Amaya was arrested in Miami Beach early this morning ... after he allegedly choked out a cab driver.

According to the Miami Beach PD, 24-year-old Amaya -- 6'2", 185 lbs -- had given the cab driver $100 to take him outside the cab driver's usual area ... but during the ride, the NFL player got "aggressive."

The taxi driver told police he tried to kick Amaya out of the cab -- and even offered to return the $100 -- but Amaya refused. Instead, the cab driver claims, Amaya “leaned forward and wrapped his hands around his neck and started choking him."

When cops arrived to the scene, Amaya was still inside the cab. The driver told the responding officers, "This man is trying to kill me."

Cops say the cab driver did not have any visible injuries. 

Amaya was eventually "escorted" out of the vehicle and arrested for battery just after 4AM.

FYI -- Amaya didn't record a single tackle in the Dolphins victory over the Seahawks on Sunday ... and only has 4 tackles on the year.

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10:45 AM PT -- A rep for the Dolphins tells TMZ ... "We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering information.”

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31.

Whatever1    

You can take the boy out of the good but you can't take the hood out of the boy.

594 days ago
32.

RuthieB    

Of course he did. What else would you expect?

594 days ago
33.

TheOtherSpin.com    

Another of a long list of examples of questionable players that the NFL pays millions. Thugs The NFL Has Problems, read about it and comment on TheOtherSpin.com

594 days ago
34.

ajd2    

Another thug in the NFL. Nothing will happen to him

594 days ago
35.

jackie    

what else is new

594 days ago
36.

verlinda    

I said make a left

594 days ago
37.

Kelly    

Has anyone else noticed that these people who keep posting about these job offers cant spell at all?

594 days ago
38.

pepekale    

CHing ching Taxi!

593 days ago
39.

Steven318    

Attention people just because a black person is from a poor community "hood" doesn't make them a thug I know plenty of men and women for these places who are doing right in life so don't judge everybody because of the doings of others.

593 days ago
40.

Custom    

Diamond Bar isn't the hood. haha Seems like something is off here...I think this cabbie saw money and is playing the system. Happens all the time.

592 days ago
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