The sports channel named the player, as did other media, but
quoted Grapevine Police Department spokesman Barry Bowling as saying
he hadn't been charged or arrested. ESPN did not provide details of
the alleged Sept. 20 incident.
Reuters has not confirmed the player's identity or the alleged
The suspected assault occurred at the Gaylord Hotel a day before the
team played the St. Louis Rams, ESPN reported.
Calls and emails to law enforcement and National Football League
representatives were not immediately returned.
The incident comes to light just a month after TMZ.com published a
video from inside a New Jersey casino elevator showing former
Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice punching his now-wife Janay Palmer.
NFL Commissioner Roger Godell initially gave Rice a two-game
suspension over the domestic violence incident, then indefinitely
suspended the three-time Pro Bowler following the release of the
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The league's uneven response has raised questions about the
credibility and integrity of the NFL and Goodell, one of the most
powerful figures in sports.
(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Nick
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