Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Savage Footballer Faces Animal Abuse Charges

Lawrenceville, GA
An Atlanta football player has been charged with felony animal cruelty following the death of a dog in Gwinnett County.

Jonathan Babineaux, a defensive lineman for the Atlanta Falcons was arrested at an Animal Emergency Center in Lawrenceville on February 18th, after Blair Anderson arrived at the Center with a dead pitbull mix.

Anderson, 24, later told police she had argued with Babineaux earlier in the day and had left their to go and see a movie. While she was out Babineaux called her and told her she should "check on her dog". She said that she had returned from the movies and found "Kilo" in physical distress and that the dog died on the way to the Emergency Center.

Veterinarians at the Center said the dog had suffered extensive head injuries. Police believe that the 25 year old football player, and supposed "role model", acting on savage instincts kicked or punched the animal in the head after arguing with Anderson.

Babineaux arrived at the Center and denied involvement in the crime. He was arrested when police determined that the animal's injuries were not consistent with his account of the incident. He was released the following day after posting $2300.00 bond.

Another pitbull owned by the couple has been taken into the custody of County Officials.

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