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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Canadian Football League player charged

By Michael WrightThe Facts
Published January 14, 2006ROSHARON — A Canadian Football League player is charged with beating his wife and dunking her head in a tub of water during an argument over a cellular phone bill Wednesday night.Kyries Hebert, 25, a linebacker and safety for the Ottawa Renegades, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, according to court records.Hebert is accused of slapping, punching and kicking his wife about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday at their home in the 1400 block of Hollow Canyon Lane, said Paige Newsom, an investigator with the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department.“I know you could say she had extensive injuries,” Newsom said.Those included red marks on her face, bruises on her face, head and back and a bump in the middle of her forehead, according to the sheriff’s department report.Hebert is also accused of forcing his wife’s head into a bathtub full of water and threatening to kill her, according to court documents. His wife was taken to Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and since has been released, Newsom said.News of his arrest shocked Renegade officials. Hebert signed a five-year contract extension with the team in December.“It’s the first I’ve heard of that,” said Phil Kershaw, a consultant with the team. “Kyries has been a good player for us.”Hebert, who was released Friday after posting $50,000 bail, could not be reached for comment.He was arrested in the 5600 block of Meadow Arbor Lane, Newsom said.According to the report, he did not pull over immediately and that’s why he also was charged with resisting arrest.Newsom said Hebert appeared to be heading to the friend’s house from where his wife called authorities.Hebert, who played college ball at Louisiana-Lafayette, was signed by the Houston Texans in December 2002 and cut during training camp the following year.He was named the Canadian Football League defensive player of the week Nov. 8.Michael Wright is a reporter for The Facts


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