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New Orleans Saints Arrest Woman Hospitalized with Ripped Earlobe ... Sources Say

1/5/2015 10:11 AM PST

New Orleans Saints Arrest -- Woman Hospitalized with Ripped Earlobe ... Sources Say

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Sources with direct knowledge about the arrest of New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette tell TMZ Sports ... a female was hospitalized Monday morning following an incident at Junior's Louisiana home. 

We're told ... police in Kenner, LA were called to the scene around 9AM -- and when officials arrived, they noticed a woman who appeared injured with scrapes and a ripped earlobe. 

One source tells us it appeared as if the woman had an earring ripped out of her ear. 

Our sources tell us ... the woman was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated. 

26-year-old Galette was arrested at the home -- though officials have not revealed the specific charges for which he was arrested. 

The Kenner Police Department tells TMZ Sports ... cops are investigating the incident. 

We reached out to Galette's rep -- so far, no word back.

12:25 PM PT -- According to police in Kenner, Galette was charged with simple battery involving domestic violence and his cousin was also booked on a misdemeanor simple battery charge after the incident.

At some point during the alleged altercation, the victim told police she armed herself with a knife for self-defense, if needed.

The alleged victim told police she used to live with Galette and she continues to do things like cook and clean for him. Galette described her as a dancer who was supposed to leave the night before, but ended up staying until the morning instead. Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!


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