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Mr. White
02-19-2008, 07:14 AM
From a Brazoria County news outlet (http://www.thefacts.com/story.lasso?ewcd=57646c7b4d35bb9e) via PFT.

MANVEL — Houston Texans receiver Jerome Mathis was arrested on assault-family violence charges late Sunday after allegedly choking his pregnant girlfriend, Brazoria County Sheriff’s officials said.

Mathis, 24, was booked into the Brazoria County jail at 9:26 p.m. Sunday and posted $3,000 bond at 11:11 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. He faces one charge of assault causing bodily injury under the family violence code, Patrol Capt. Richard Foreman said.

Mathis allegedly pushed Erica Smith, 26, onto a bed during an argument in their home in the 3600 block of Tumbling Falls at about 11 p.m. Friday, Foreman said. The couple apparently discussed a cell-phone battery charger before the incident, he said.

“She reported that he came home verbally aggressive toward her and left the residence, then came back a few minutes later demanding his car charger,” Foreman said. “He became angry while he looked for the charger, and when she gave it to him, he pushed her down on the bed and began choking her while putting all of his body weight on her.”


Adios, Jerome. Just when I thought this guy was dead weight, he shows that he has some physical ability when it comes to beating up on pregnant women.

GlassHalfFull
02-19-2008, 07:17 AM
I was just getting ready to post this. I think he just sealed his fate. I sure hope we resign Andre Davis.

Buffi2
02-19-2008, 07:19 AM
Bless his heart - Mathis has gone slowly downhill since his pro bowl appearance. First attitude, then injuries, then pit bulls and now this. For sure he won't be a Texan now -but I do hope, for his talented, young self, he gets it together and lives to play again somewhere.

TEXANS84
02-19-2008, 07:44 AM
Nah nah, nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey...goodbye!

SheTexan
02-19-2008, 07:59 AM
There's a young dude out there someplace just waiting for his chance to shine in the NFL. JM is definitely replaceable!! Since he's on IR, when can the TEXANS cut him?

Marcus
02-19-2008, 08:11 AM
Why am I not surprised?

Drew_Smoke
02-19-2008, 08:15 AM
Hardly a surprise. I was really hoping we could deal him. Now since the Raiders are the only ones who would take him (even cincy gained a clue) we need to find a way to make them bid against themselves.

He was gone anyway. Dude's got "Dumbarse" written across his forehead.

And I am sure Miss Smith wouldn't exaggerate facts now would she?

Second Honeymoon
02-19-2008, 08:18 AM
Hello, Jerome....and Buh-Bye.

Kaiser Toro
02-19-2008, 08:18 AM
Awful situation for the family. Mathis is now at risk of being without a job to support his newborn.

He has made it an easier proposition for the Texans to let him go.

Grid
02-19-2008, 08:26 AM
well if the chick is smart she will be leaving him and taking the kid with her.

chicagotexan2
02-19-2008, 08:26 AM
When the cops arrived he fled, but they caught him after a brief chase because he pulled a hammy. This is not true, just poking fun at him. But seriously don't hit or choke a woman you coward, but you may fit right in with the Raiders loser!!!

mattieuk
02-19-2008, 08:28 AM
Makes an already no-brainer decision twice as easy. He sure is making it hard for himself to find someone else to give him a chance when he's healed...

HoustonFrog
02-19-2008, 08:29 AM
"Choking pregnant girlfriend."

That phrase right there gives me no sympathy for the guy. Scum. Take his ass elsewhere if alleged charges are true. I would feel bad for her an dthe baby but if he is choking the pregnant mother than maybe it is better off he is not around a crying child. No excuse.

WesmanTexanfan
02-19-2008, 08:34 AM
Well, dang......


I guess that solves that issue, no more debate. I hope his girl is OK.

bigbrewster2000
02-19-2008, 08:47 AM
There's a young dude out there someplace just waiting for his chance to shine in the NFL. JM is definitely replaceable!! Since he's on IR, when can the TEXANS cut him?

They dont have to cut him he is a free agent. Since he would be resticted they just wont be tendered an offer. It is a clean break which will be good for us. We can finally move forward from this situation with Mathis and concentrate on signing Davis.

Hopefully his agent doesnt try to hold us hostage now in contract negotiations due to his added importance now.

bah007
02-19-2008, 08:47 AM
Bye loser

Giant Tiger
02-19-2008, 08:50 AM
Makes an already no-brainer decision twice as easy. He sure is making it hard for himself to find someone else to give him a chance when he's healed...

Where's his head? Can't see anybody wanting him now.

Koolaid Time
02-19-2008, 08:54 AM
Well we all felt the same way about Julio Lugo.. the Astros cut him, etc for allegedly beating his wife.

Turned out he was cleared in Court when the wife acknowledged that she made everything up.

I'd feel more comfortable about it if police had been called and he was arrested immediately at the scene.

The incident allegedly happened Friday, but he wasn't arrested until Sunday....

Maddict5
02-19-2008, 08:56 AM
didnt mind the pittbulls escaping but now... see ya jerome. you wont be missed

Hardcore Texan
02-19-2008, 08:59 AM
Not only will he soon be out of a job, if he lands somewhere else and turns out to be guilty, Goodell will have his way with him.

The most dispicable thing I can think of is to hit or choke a pregnant women. If this is true, he is scum. Any type of abuse is horrible, but she's pregnant with his child, what a moron. Two words for the lady: GET OUT!

nunusguy
02-19-2008, 09:04 AM
I was just getting ready to post this. I think he just sealed his fate. I sure hope we resign Andre Davis.
ADs leverage for negotiating contract terms with the texans just moved
even higher.

Goldensilence
02-19-2008, 09:14 AM
ADs leverage for negotiating contract terms with the texans just moved
even higher.

Actually I don't think they have. It would be different had Jerome been a consistant WR in the offense.

IMO the writting has been on the all year this was a make or break season for Jerome. It'd be different if he'd put his shoulder to the grind wheel all year and got injured. The injury again this year was a big blow but I think after the Pitbulls incident espcially it being a touchy subject after Vick sealed it. This was just another hit for re-inforcement on his character. Down the road someone might bite I really don't care though.

AD's negotiations will be more leveraged by other teams true interest in his service...not by any stretch what has happened with Jerome.

Texans_Chick
02-19-2008, 09:28 AM
Awful situation for the family. Mathis is now at risk of being without a job to support his newborn.

He has made it an easier proposition for the Texans to let him go.

Yup.

She declined to press charges probably just for that reason. (Though I will say that the truth in domestic abuse situations is hard to figure out sometimes).

Oh and 6'1? I don't think so.

Who wants to sign a teammate-hitting, motorcycle-crashing, pitbull-threatening, prego-girlfriend-choking, lives-on-the-IR returner who played on a team where other players were also able to have spectacular returns?

Brando
02-19-2008, 09:29 AM
Well we all felt the same way about Julio Lugo.. the Astros cut him, etc for allegedly beating his wife.

Turned out he was cleared in Court when the wife acknowledged that she made everything up.

I'd feel more comfortable about it if police had been called and he was arrested immediately at the scene.

The incident allegedly happened Friday, but he wasn't arrested until Sunday....

That's what I was thinking. Remember there is two sides to a story and some women out there are not goodie two shoes either. Don't get me wrong, if he did do this, terrible to be you Jerome but I will wait to see how this plays out.

Texans_Chick
02-19-2008, 09:32 AM
That's what I was thinking. Remember there is two sides to a story and some women out there are not goodie two shoes either. Don't get me wrong, if he did do this, terrible to be you Jerome but I will wait to see how this plays out.

She declined to press charges. When that happens, the state can bring charges based on the evidence they have. Due to the red marks and the fact that she is pregnant, they decided to bring charges. Deciding to make that decision can take some time.

You are right to say that you never know what the situation is going to be with domestic violence charges. The truth is hard to figure out sometimes.

The problem that Mathis has in that he doesn't have a large store of good will like other members of the team. If a Fred Weary or Chester Pitts says something didn't happen the way it sounds in police reports, they are going to get a bigger benefit of the doubt than someone who doesn't have much of a history of being responsible.

CloakNNNdagger
02-19-2008, 09:33 AM
After a pregnant mother's choking, Mathis better pray that she gives birth to a healthy baby without mental deficiency or physical deformities............otherwise, his problems become much worse than simply not returning to the Texans.

Brando
02-19-2008, 09:37 AM
She declined to press charges. When that happens, the state can bring charges based on the evidence they have. Due to the red marks and the fact that she is pregnant, they decided to bring charges. Deciding to make that decision can take some time.

You are right to say that you never know what the situation is going to be with domestic violence charges. The truth is hard to figure out sometimes.

The problem that Mathis has in that he doesn't have a large store of good will like other members of the team. If a Fred Weary or Chester Pitts says something didn't happen the way it sounds in police reports, they are going to get a bigger benefit of the doubt than someone who doesn't have much of a history of being responsible.

True. I hope he didn't do this. Just for the sake of the women and the baby.

Dallas_Texan
02-19-2008, 09:40 AM
They dont have to cut him he is a free agent. Since he would be resticted they just wont be tendered an offer. It is a clean break which will be good for us. We can finally move forward from this situation with Mathis and concentrate on signing Davis.

Hopefully his agent doesnt try to hold us hostage now in contract negotiations due to his added importance now.

Can we hold that loser on the team until the last possible second and then cut him on the last day of cuts for the 53 man roster? I would love to screw a scumbag like that over.

Ole Miss Texan
02-19-2008, 09:54 AM
That's horrible. This erases any doubt whatsoever about his future with our team.

Here come the mug shots... :photos:

badboy
02-19-2008, 10:05 AM
And I was hoping we'd get a 4th if another team signed him. arggh! Even if the dude turns out innocent, he sure is making it hard for anyone to want him around.

awtysst
02-19-2008, 10:42 AM
Bless his heart - Mathis has gone slowly downhill since his pro bowl appearance. First attitude, then injuries, then pit bulls and now this. For sure he won't be a Texan now -but I do hope, for his talented, young self, he gets it together and lives to play again somewhere.

I seem to recall he had some "attitude" issues in college too. Guess his early success went to his head.

disaacks3
02-19-2008, 11:10 AM
This is a reminder of why building a team w/o "character issues" may take longer, but has less downside risk.

rmartin65
02-19-2008, 11:15 AM
I have been a big Mathis supporter, but not any more. I gotta change my avatar now.

threetoedpete
02-19-2008, 11:45 AM
Bless his heart - Mathis has gone slowly downhill since his pro bowl appearance. First attitude, then injuries, then pit bulls and now this. For sure he won't be a Texan now -but I do hope, for his talented, young self, he gets it together and lives to play again somewhere.

what's really bad for him, this draft class is loaded with smurf wide recievers.
er, fast smurf WRs. Down side for the organazation is they probabaly can't get two six packs and a hamsandwich for him now. I recall after the pro bowl year a certain poster suggesting we trade the guy then at the peak of his value. And I also recall a bunch of folks posting how crazy I was.

Well here ya go.

False Start
02-19-2008, 11:54 AM
What a loser . It looks like hes a goner . Good riddance .

swtbound07
02-19-2008, 11:55 AM
IF, and big emphasis on IF this is true, then im sad for that situation. I hope he gets whatever help he needs....in prison. Sad and pathetic. Abuse of women is just wrong...for the same reasons i don't want kobe bryant in a rockets uniform, i now don't want Jerome Mathis in a texans uniform. I'd like to hear some more evidence before i convict him in the court of public opinion however

Porky
02-19-2008, 11:57 AM
Sorry Jerome. Buh-Bye. Good riddance. There is no place for wife beaters on this team. Warren Moon was bad enough.

Vinny
02-19-2008, 12:02 PM
return men are a dime a dozen....next!

beerlover
02-19-2008, 12:10 PM
what a waste :drunk:

TexansFanatic
02-19-2008, 12:22 PM
Jerome, we hardly knew ye!

TexansLucky13
02-19-2008, 12:29 PM
Time to change my user name....

:crying:

PapaL
02-19-2008, 01:09 PM
I was pulling for you Jerome. Now you put your hands on a woman, a pregnant woman at that? Don't let the door hit ya...

Dr2bKay
02-19-2008, 01:47 PM
Wow this is crazy...all over a phone charger...lets get real...if it is that serious where he has to choke a chick then just go and buy another one....

I really hope this wasn't his girlfriend from Hampton that stuck by his side through all those injuries....wow...look what happens when you are loyal to a dude....:thinking:

He needs to be cut ASAP...we can seriously do without him.

RESIGN DAVIS:texflag:

ETA: Chances are they will be back together within two weeks time...if not already...some women just can't let go of the pro ballers' wifey lifestyle...

bigbrewster2000
02-19-2008, 01:56 PM
Wow this is crazy...all over a phone charger...lets get real...if it is that serious where he has to choke a chick then just go and buy another one....

I really hope this wasn't his girlfriend from Hampton that stuck by his side through all those injuries....wow...look what happens when you are loyal to a dude....:thinking:

He needs to be cut ASAP...we can seriously do without him.

RESIGN DAVIS:texflag:

ETA: Chances are they will be back together within two weeks time...if not already...some women just can't let go of the pro ballers' wifey lifestyle...

He doesnt need to be cut he is a RFA. They can just not tender him, or not offer him a contract.

kiwitexansfan
02-19-2008, 02:07 PM
Horrid story, donít let the door hit you on the backside on the way out.

PHAROAH
02-19-2008, 02:51 PM
Another guy from the Tide-water Virginia area that throws away immense talent and the other guy is you guessed right Mike Vick from Newport News.

Mr. White
02-19-2008, 03:03 PM
Time to change my user name....

:crying:

I wouldn't go doing that yet.

Just wait around to see who the next number 13 is.

Texan_Bill
02-19-2008, 03:29 PM
Time to change my user name....

:crying:

I just thought you were a big Martellus Bennett fan....

JayCee
02-19-2008, 05:14 PM
what a fool.

steds
02-19-2008, 06:32 PM
Guy sounds like an absolute wanker.

Leahmic223
02-19-2008, 08:42 PM
OH well...I guess there is always the....

http://www.illustratorguy.com/jail.jpg

281
02-19-2008, 08:51 PM
i literally waved "goodbye" to the monitor when i read the news.

andre' davis, please don't go.

edo783
02-19-2008, 09:16 PM
Just stick a fork in him.

Marcus
02-20-2008, 08:16 AM
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/5554433.html

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/5554411.html

threetoedpete
02-20-2008, 02:56 PM
Guy sounds like an absolute wanker.

Pearls before swine there steds.

Obviously, with the pregnat wife, his skills in that department are suspect as well.

ObsiWan
02-23-2008, 11:46 AM
Saw this on NFL Draft Scout...

"We're very disappointed that we're dealing with another issue involving Jerome," Texans general manager Rick Smith said. "We're still gathering information. We believe in giving players second chances, but repeat offenders won't be tolerated. We've been patient and supportive, but at some point, it becomes increasingly difficult to do so."


http://www.nfldraftscout.com/members/teams/nflteamreport.php?teamid=13&section=NOTES,%20QUOTES

What Rick said...
We believe in giving players second chances, but repeat offenders won't be tolerated. We've been patient and supportive, but at some point, it becomes increasingly difficult to do so."

What Rick meant...
This Mo-Fo is sooooooo cut!

Malloy
02-23-2008, 02:05 PM
What Rick said...
We believe in giving players second chances, but repeat offenders won't be tolerated. We've been patient and supportive, but at some point, it becomes increasingly difficult to do so."

What Rick meant...
This Mo-Fo is sooooooo cut!

Think you're spot on :)

CloakNNNdagger
02-23-2008, 03:25 PM
Think you're spot on :)

Ya think??????:gun:

Marcus
02-23-2008, 10:24 PM
Ya think??????:gun:

I think he won't be cut, because he's already a free agent. Ya know, the period of time when you're supposed to be on your best behavior while trying to get a contract??:gun:



"Stupid is, as stupid does."

CloakNNNdagger
02-23-2008, 11:07 PM
I think he won't be cut, because he's already a free agent. Ya know, the period of time when you're supposed to be on your best behavior while trying to get a contract??:gun:

You are so correct.........this week he'll go from RFA to UFA...........then, he probably becomes someone else's embarassment......for minimum money if they're smart...........oops, if they're smart, they'll be smart enough to stay away.......

YellerLotYeller
02-23-2008, 11:59 PM
Time to change my user name....

Just change your avatar....


http://records.brazoria-county.com/JudicialSearch/ISAPI/TSGProxy.dll/brazoria_tsg/WEBSERV/3619304/PERSONS/256209

ObsiWan
02-24-2008, 03:33 AM
I think he won't be cut, because he's already a free agent. Ya know, the period of time when you're supposed to be on your best behavior while trying to get a contract??:gun:

one would think...
but then one would think a father wouldn't be choking the mother of his unborn child

ubecool454
02-24-2008, 09:58 AM
well if the chick is smart she will be leaving him and taking the kid with her.

I bet she was talking back!:thinking:

Joe Texan
02-25-2008, 07:18 PM
Could he be traded? I know he is a free agent. but jst trying to figure out what his worth to the Texans is

badboy
02-26-2008, 08:00 AM
Could he be traded? I know he is a free agent. but jst trying to figure out what his worth to the Texans isIf the Texans had tendered him with a contract, other teams could have sign him with a better deal. In exchange, Houston would have received 4th round selection from that team. This was what I was hoping for prior to Mathis alledged stupidity.

frequentfliertx
02-27-2008, 09:02 PM
Can you say RESTRAINING ORDER?! I liked Mathis for his electrifying kick returns, but this is deplorable.

DocBar
02-27-2008, 10:47 PM
one would think...
but then one would think a father wouldn't be choking the mother of his unborn child Mathis hasn't shown the least modicum of maturity in his tenure with the Texans. He can't even hack it in the NFL, why do you think he could handle something as important as being a parent?

Can you say RESTRAINING ORDER?! I liked Mathis for his electrifying kick returns, but this is deplorable. I'll take Davis ANY DAY. I hope Mathis feels what it's like to get "impregnated" while he's serving his sentence.

Malloy
02-28-2008, 03:01 AM
I'll take Davis ANY DAY. I hope Mathis feels what it's like to get "impregnated" while he's serving his sentence.

I wouldnt wish for anyone to get raped. If he gets sentenced, that is his punishment.

beerlover
02-29-2008, 03:41 AM
Jerome Mathis arrested, Jerome Mathis non-tendered, Jerome Mathis a free agent, kinda....sort ah.......:Tumblewee

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/5580622.html

It also gives the Texans some security because they did not tender an offer to restricted free agent Jerome Mathis by Thursday's deadline. The former All-Pro kick returner is an unrestricted free agent. The Texans tendered offers to safety C.C. Brown, guard Scott Jackson and defensive tackle Anthony Maddox

Maddict5
02-29-2008, 06:09 AM
im ok with what we did.. but could we have tendered him at the 4th rd offer and see if anyone bites? since we wouldnt have to pay it once he doesnt make the roster

White Runningback
02-29-2008, 06:33 AM
Can't stay off the IR or the police blotter. Why choke your preggers girlfriend and risk a hand injury, Mr. Brittle? And if you're making that kind of money, why would you choose to live in Manvel of all places? Manvel....ick!

Of course, the girl isn't going to press charges. That's why stuff like that happens like it does.

HOU-TEX
02-29-2008, 09:21 AM
Can't stay off the IR or the police blotter. Why choke your preggers girlfriend and risk a hand injury, Mr. Brittle? And if you're making that kind of money, why would you choose to live in Manvel of all places? Manvel....ick!

Of course, the girl isn't going to press charges. That's why stuff like that happens like it does.

What the heck is wrong with Manvel?? I have a friend that lives in Manvel that has a very sweet house with about 20 acres to play with. There may be portions of Manvel that aren't great, but what City isn't like that?

What perfect City do you live in? That's what I thought. Now go back to chokin yer chick.............