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Former Bengals player arrested on domestic violence charge


A former Cincinnati Bengal has been arrested and charged with domestic violence after investigators say he beat his girlfriend unconscious.

Ventrell Jenkins was arrested just after midnight Wednesday by Lexington County (SC) Sheriff's Deputies. 

Investigators say when deputies arrived at the couple's home, they heard the woman yelling for help and saw Jenkins was punching her in the face.

After deputies ordered Jenkins to stop and he refused, deputies shot him with a Taser, but it did not affect Jenkins, and he grabbed the Taser from the deputy's hands. After wrestling with Jenkins for several minutes, deputies finally got him into custody with three sets of handcuffs linked together.

As the attack was going on, deputies say a dog inside the home went after them. Deputies say they used pepper spray and a Taser to stop the dog's attack.  

After subduing Jenkins and the dog, deputies found the girlfriend unconscious and severely beaten. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Jenkins is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and resisting arrest. He was taken to the Lexington County Detention Center.

Two deputies were taken to the hospital to be treated for dog bites.

Jenkins is a former standout at Columbia High School who plays for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.  He formerly played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills.

Jenkins is held on $110,000 bail.

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