LSU defensive end Ray Parker was suspended from the team in September after being accused of domestic abuse and now more details have emerged regarding Parker’s behavior away from the football field.
Parker was arrested on the domestic violence counts, then released on bond. On top of that, LSU police issued an arrest warrant in September accusing Parker of aggravated cruelty to animals. According to The Advocate, police stated that Parker abused his puppy, Kash, whose leg was broken and later amputated after Parker repeatedly kicked the dog.
The police found evidence of animal cruelty during their investigation involving the alleged domestic abuse case in which Parker was accused of shoving his girlfriend into a dresser while also destroying her apartment and phone.
According to the warrant, Parker would routinely abuse his black and white pitbull puppy, breaking a leg and rib. He had sent text messages about punishing the dog for urinating on the floor, saying Kash might end up “dead or injured.” He told his girlfriend to come get “this … broke leg dog,” according to the warrant.
She ultimately collected Kash and turned him over to the LSU vet school for treatment since she couldn’t afford his vet bills, police wrote in the warrant. Officers learned that Kash’s leg had to be amputated because of multiple breaks and fractures.
Parker was taken into custody this week after law enforcement located him in his hometown of Ruston, LA, and booked him into jail, officials said.