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Antonio Bryant arrested, charged with domestic battery by strangulation

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer
Bryant has been alleged to have strangled his child's mother. (US PRESSWIRE)

In late July, the Seahawks signed receiver Antonio Bryant but then released him just 10 days later. But before all that happened, Bryant allegedly strangled his child's mother in April. And earlier this week, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

He turned himself into Broward County (Fla.) police and, according to TMZ, Bryant has been charged with domestic battery by strangulation, domestic violence and culpable negligence. He later was released on $15,000 bail.

TMZ reported that the mother, Dianne Helne, told police that on April 10, Bryant pushed her in the face and put his hands around her neck while she was holding their child. After Helne put down the child, she said he kicked and punched her.

According to NBC Miami, the responding police officer said in court this week, “She had swelling inside of her mouth. It [report in court] says a large piece of skin hanging from inside of her mouth. She claimed to be in severe pain.”

Bryant has been embroiled in a paternity suit with Helne as he tries to get partial custody of his child. He has been ordered not to have contact with Helne.

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