The Kansas City Chiefs waived defensive tackle Roy Miller on Monday, two days after he was arrested in Jacksonville, Fla. and accused of assaulting his wife during an argument at their home.
“We’re going to move on there,” said coach Andy Reid, who declined to answer further questions about Miller’s dismissal.
According to the police report, Miller had left Nicole Miller at the Jacksonville Zoo after going there for a date Friday night. When both of them got home, an argument began. The 6-foot-1, 300-pound lineman is accused of dragging his wife by the hair, tearing a braid from her head and nearly ripping off her shirt.
He also threw her phone in a toilet and tried to keep her from calling police, the report said.
Miller was arrested early Saturday and had an initial court appearance later in the day. He was released on his own recognizance and is due to appear in court again Nov. 28.
The Chiefs signed Miller in August. He played the first four seasons of his career for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then four for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played in seven games, all as a backup, this season, posting six tackles.
The Chiefs signed veteran defensive tackle Cam Thomas to replace Miller on the roster. Thomas was in training camp with the Chiefs this year before being released in early September.