Former Miami Dolphins Player David Boston Arrested in Boca Raton

Boston remained in jail on Thursday on $3,000 bond

By Karen Franklin
|  Friday, Dec 2, 2011  |  Updated 1:03 AM EDT
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Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver David Boston was arrested for allegedly shoving and punching a female friend while drinking at her home.

Boston, 33, faces a charge of aggravated battery after his Wednesday night arrest in Boca Raton, according to the police's probable cause affidavit.

Boston was drinking and eating pizza with two female friends when he asked the woman who lived in the home to drive him to a hotel where had planned to stay, the affidavit said.

The woman refused to drive him because she had been drinking, the report said. He grabbed her T-shirt in an attempt to force her outside, and he shoved the other woman to the floor when she tried to intervene, the affidavit said.

Boston also punched the first woman in the head twice with an open fist, and fled on foot when one of the women threatened to call the police, affidavit said.

The alleged victim was transported to Boca Raton Hospital. She told police that she had been living with Boston for the past six weeks, strictly as friends, and he was in the process of moving out because she had asked him to leave.

She had swelling and bruising to her forehead and face. She also had cuts on her hand and received stitches over her left eyebrow, according to police.

The second woman told authorities she became nervous when she saw Boston drink a bottle of vodka and wine and ingest unknown pills, the affidavit said.

The alleged victim also told authorities Boston doesn't have keys to her house and doesn't own a vehicle, authorities said.

Boston was also taken to the hospital because he was highly intoxicated and then to jail, where he remained Thursday night on $3,000 bond.

It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.

Boston played eight seasons in the NFL, including 2004 and 2005 with the Miami Dolphins. Two separate knee injuries limited him to five games during his two seasons with the Dolphins. He went to the Pro Bowl as a member of the San Diego Chargers in 2001.

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