Detroit Lions safety Amari Spievey was arrested Tuesday in Connecticut and charged with third-degree assault in a dispute with his girlfriend over child support.
Spievey, 24, also was charged with risk of injury to a child and disorderly conduct, according for a police report obtained by the Middletown (Conn.) Press.
His girfriend, Lisamarie Santos, 26, was charged with risk of injury and disorderly conduct.
The couple apparently argued over money and Spievey put his hand around her neck and pushed Santos while she was holding their 2-year-old daughter. Santos is accused of throwing punches at Spievey's chest.
Both were scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.
Spievey, a third-year player who was injured last season, re-signed with the Lions earlier this month.