PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Court documents allege former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene used a pipe, golf club and broom handle to assault his wife and his sister over allegations he had an extramarital affair while on a trip to Hawaii.
Fanene has been charged in the district court of American Samoa with eight felonies, including kidnapping and assault, and five misdemeanors. He has been released on $100,000 bail and will appear in court next week.
His defense lawyer declined to comment to The Associated Press. The defense will decide next week if Fanene continues with a preliminary hearing at the district court level or opts to have the case heard in the High Court of American Samoa.