Kalabrya Gondrezick-Haskins has been charged with battery and domestic violence resulting in bodily harm after she allegedly punched her husband, Dwayne Haskins, in the mouth on July 3 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 24-year-old quarterback sustained injuries that were "substantial in nature." These injuries reportedly include a split lip, missing tooth and other damage to his mouth that may require surgery to repair.
The incident in question took place at The Cosmopolitan hotel during Independence Day weekend. The couple was married in March and gathered in Las Vegas with friends to celebrate their marriage and renew their vows. In the early hours of July 3, the couple engaged in a heated argument that allegedly became physical. Police were called to the scene at around 2:30 a.m. and separated the couple. Haskins told officers that he remembered arguing with his wife, but he did not remember being punched in the mouth. After speaking with the police, Haskins was taken to the hospital for further treatment and officers searched his hotel room. During their search, cops reportedly found blood and pieces of tooth.
Haskins has not issued a public statement regarding the matter, but the Pittsburgh Steelers did.
"We are aware of the situation but will have no comment," the franchise stated.
Haskins is a 24-year-old standout quarterback who rose to prominence during his days at The Ohio State University. As a Buckeye, Haskins led The Ohio State University to a conference title and a win in the Rose Bowl during the 2018-2019 season. After completing his college career, Haskins entered the 2019 NFL Draft and started his career with the Washington Football Team. Through 16 starts, Haskins completed 60% of his passes and scored 12 touchdowns. However, his upsides were overshadowed by 14 interceptions, eight fumbles and reported concerns about his "maturity level." As a result, he parted ways with Washington and signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in January. He is expected to compete for a backup role on the team and an opportunity to succeed Ben Rothlisberger when he retires.
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