A grand jury in Texas has indicted former TCU and current Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney on a felony domestic violence charge. The charges stem from an incident in April and could have a major impact on his NFL future.
A woman accused Gladney of shoving her face and pulling her toward her phone as he attempted to force her to use her phone’s face ID feature so that he could see text messages on her phone. She also claims that Gladney punched and choked her. But a grand jury didn’t hear the case until July 29, keeping him in legal limbo for months as the Vikings tried to figure out what’s next.
After being arrested on April 5th, Gladney did not participate in spring workouts or training camp, however he remained on the team roster as general manager Rick Spielman said the team was “letting due process take its course.”
On top of that, his ex-girlfriend also recently filed a civil lawsuit against him that accuses him of trying to bribe and harass her into not cooperating as a witness. That lawsuit is seeking $1 million in damages.
The Vikings selected Gladney with the 31st overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft and he started 15 games as a rookie.