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Chad Wheeler has taken to social media to issue a public apology after he was arrested on Saturday for brutally attacking his girlfriend.

The backup offensive lineman, who was just released by the Seattle Seahawks, said the events that happened over the weekend “transpired from a manic episode.”

In a series of Tweets, Chad said:

Events happened over the weekend that transpired from a manic episode.  I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering that I have caused to Alleah and her family.

I apologize profusely for the turmoil that I have caused to my family, teammates, fans and those closest to me. The most important thing right now is that Alleah gets the care she needs and I get help.  Both are happening.

It is time for me to walk away from football and get the help I need to never again pose a threat to another. I cannot express my sorrow or remorse enough. I am truly ashamed.

See the tweets below:

The Seattle Seahawks wasted no time distancing themselves from Chad Wheeler.

They released the following statement via Twitter:

My prayers are with Alleah and I hope Chad gets the help he clearly needs.