King County, Washington – Chad Wheeler, the former Seattle Seahawk found himself in a lot of trouble these past few days. Wheeler is accused of attacking his girlfriend Saturday and causing serious bodily injury. The girlfriend reportedly refused to bow down to Wheeler when asked and he attacked her for not doing so.
Booked into the King County jail, Wheeler was later released on a $400,000 bond. The Seattle Seahawks released a statement that Wheeler was no longer with the team and encouraged him to receive professional help.
Wheeler himself has come forward issuing an apology and stating that he will be stepping away from football to focus on himself.
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.— Chad Wheeler (@ChadWheeler72) January 27, 2021
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.— Chad Wheeler (@ChadWheeler72) January 27, 2021
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 (@ChadWheeler72) January 27, 2021