Chiefs Defensive Lineman Suspended For Six Games Following Arrest For Alleged Domestic Violence

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The Kansas City Chiefs‘ defensive end, Charles Omenihu, has been suspended for six games by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

The suspension comes as a result of an incident that took place in January, where Omenihu was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence.

At that time, he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers, and the arrest occurred before the NFC Championship game.

According to reports, local police were dispatched to Omenihu’s residence at 4:39 p.m. A woman at the scene identified herself as Omenihu’s girlfriend and alleged that during an argument, he had pushed her to the ground.

These allegations formed the basis of the domestic violence case that eventually led to Omenihu’s suspension.

The Chiefs signed Omenihu a two-year contract in March, prior to learning the length of his suspension.

The defensive lineman was originally a fifth-round pick by the Houston Texans in the 2019 NFL Draft, he was later traded to the 49ers midway through the 2021 season.

Last season Omenihu recorded 4.5 sacks and 16 quarterback hits.

The league’s suspension ruling allows Omenihu to take part in Kansas City’s preseason practices and games before his six-game suspension officially commences.