Safety Kamrin Moore has been suspended by the team after being arrested in a domestic violence-related incident over the weekend, the New York Giants announced on Monday.
Moore was arrested in Linden, N.J., and the team announced the suspension “pending further investigation.”
Moore is accused of placing his foot on the unidentified woman’s neck and applying pressure during an incident outside of his home on Thursday night, according to Linden police. After she got to her feet, the woman told police she began yelling at Moore and pushed him, and he responded by punching her in the face with a closed fist and causing her to lose consciousness, according to the report.
The woman was taken by a friend to Rahway Hospital and suffered visible injuries to her neck and face, which police described as “bruising, swelling and abrasions.”
Moore’s agent released the following statement:
Statements from Kamrin Moore's agent and lawyer insist not to pass judgment until due process has run its course. Agent Eugene Lee believes they are "baseless charges" and lawyer Alex Spiro says the claimant began the altercation to "invent these accusations." pic.twitter.com/nvPdL7EGnn— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) July 15, 2019
Moore played in two games for the Giants last season after having been awarded to them via waiver claim from the New Orleans Saints before the beginning of the season. He spent most of the season on the inactive list.
Per the NFL’s domestic violence policy a player is suspended six games for the first domestic violence incident and receives a lifetime ban for a second incident.
Moore was expected to compete once again for a backup role.
The 22-year-old Moore was a 2018 sixth-round pick by New Orleans, but did not make the team’s final roster.