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Vikings Player A.J. Jefferson

CHARGED WITH STRANGLING GF

'I Couldn't Breath'

11/27/2013 11:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Minnesota Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson has been charged with felony strangulation -- after allegedly grabbing his GF by the neck and throwing her around a bedroom earlier this week ... TMZ Sports has learned.

According to the Eden Prairie Police Department in MN ... the accuser told cops she and A.J. got into an argument on November 25 after a night on the town. She says things got so bad, he went to a neighbor's home and she went to sleep in the guest room of their home.

The GF claims A.J. returned to their home and confronted her about ignoring his text messages -- and that's when things got violent.

The GF told police A.J. "grabbed her neck and she could not breath." He then "picked her up by the neck" and threw her off the bed and onto the floor.

She claims she didn't fight back because she was having a hard time breathing and he's a lot bigger than her.

Cops say the GF went to a police station after the incident with red marks on both sides of her neck -- and that's why officials decided to charge Jefferson with a crime.

A.J. was arrested that night -- and cut by the Vikings the very next day. He is currently being held on $40,000 bail. If convicted, he faces up to 3 years in prison.

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Truth    

TMZ IS LATE! THIS WAS POSTED ON BLEACHERS REPORT AND OFFICIAL NFL SITE 2 DAYS AGO. SWAGGER JACKING OTHER BLOGGERS ALREADY?? #TRUTH!!

240 days ago
2.

DenverChick    

Seriously TMZ, get someone on your payroll with some basic spelling and grammar skills?

240 days ago
3.

Trib    

Vikings said they cut him because he was "strangling", no, struggling out on the field anyway.

240 days ago
4.

elle    

Go to the Hennepin County jail roster & take a look at the number of people in the Minneapolis area who were arrested for domestic violence. The place has a revolving door for these criminals. They simply plead to a lesser charge & never do any prison time. Before you know it they're back again.

240 days ago
5.

Janet    

Breathe: a verb! Twice in the story (breath: a noun)-including the headline! OMG! My 12-year old noticed it, too! B R E A T H E.

239 days ago
6.

blockboy970    

This site garbage

239 days ago
7.

Paulina82    

He looks like he has a temper

239 days ago
8.

inkfreak    

What a surprise, another black NFL player charged with a crime.

239 days ago
9.

Biebersgranny    

I wish I could have 5 minutes with this woman abuser. I would so enjoy it..... First thing I would do is tape is mouth shut with atleast 6 rolls of heavy duty duct tape..... Then I would cut off his hands that he used to choke this girl... then I would head on south where his SMALL little penis hangs along with his small ball sac and cut them both off ....

239 days ago
10.

KicksandGiggles    

Another moron tossing a career down the drain. His ugly azz pointy ears could slice a pizza.

239 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

I'm betting he used to watch his pops do the exact same thing to his moms. So from his stand point it's some thing that's okay to do.

238 days ago

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