Dolphins DB Jonathon Amaya accused of choking cab driver in Miami Beach

In this booking mug shot made available Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, by the Miami Beach Police Dept., Miami Dolphins NFL football player Jonathon Amaya is shown. Amaya a defensive back for the Dolphins, was arrested and charged with battery after police say he chocked a taxi driver in Miami Beach early Monday morning. The driver was not injured.
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Miami Dolphins defensive back Jonathon Amaya has been charged with battery after police say he choked a taxi driver.

A Miami Beach Police report shows Amaya was arrested early Monday morning. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.

The report says Amaya offered the taxi driver $100 to take him from Miami Beach to Weston. The driver told police Amaya became aggressive, so he turned around the car and asked him to get out. The driver said Amaya then leaned forward, wrapped his hands around the driver's neck and starting choking him. Officers saw the taxi driving erratically and heard the driver scream "this man is trying to kill me."

Police escorted Amaya out of the car and he was later arrested. The driver wasn't injured.

Amaya, a third-year pro out of Nevada-Reno, has six tackles in eight games this season for the Dolphins.

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