Chad Wheeler, the ex-NFL player who brutally beat his former girlfriend Alleah Taylor, has been found guilty of two counts of domestic violence.
The former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle brutally attacked Alleah on January 22, 2021, in what he later called a “manic episode.”
During the attack, Alleah said Chad Wheeler demanded that she “bow down” to him, and when she refused he beat and choked her until she lost consciousness.
After the brutal attack, Chad went and ate dinner.
When police arrived, they were finally able to subdue Chad Wheeler after an intense physical struggle.
Alleah Taylor, who suffered a fractured humerus and a dislocated elbow in the attack had only been dating Chad Wheeler for six months.
During an interview with “CBS This Morning” in February 2021, Alleah recalled parts of the horrific attack.
“I had touched my face, and I looked down and there was — there’s blood on my hand,” Alleah said. “And I remember getting up and running to the bathroom. Chad was standing by the bed, by the doorway, and he was sipping his smoothie. And he was, like, ‘Wow, you’re — you’re still alive.'”
Watch the clip below.
Chad took to social media after his arrest and issued the following apology:
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.
Chad Wheeler was found guilty on Thursday (November 9) of first-degree domestic violence and second-degree domestic violence.
Following the verdict, Chad was taken into custody and is scheduled to be sentenced on December 14, according to ESPN.
A King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office spokesperson told ESPN that the state could seek a mandatory maximum sentence of five years for the first-degree assault charge because the jury determined that Wheeler “used force or means likely to result in death.”
Alleah took to Twitter (X) writing, “I finally have justice.”
Five years is a slap on the wrist for what Chad Wheeler did to Alleah Taylor. Throw him under the jail.
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