Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Quinn Ojinnaka, 25, is in deep doo-doo at home and at work after he decided to do a lil facebookin to contact an old flame.
Ojinnaka was arrested at his home in Suwanee, Georgia after he fought with his wife and spat at her during an argument over a female friend of his on the social networking website.
Not only did he end up in jail, but the Falcons have suspended him over the incident!
The altercation happened as Ojinnaka was preparing to watch a basketball game Tuesday night, the police report said.
Ojinnaka told police his wife tried to stab him with a pen, and she said he threw her on some stairs before tossing her out of the house, the police report said.
Neither Ojinnaka nor his wife complained of injuries and declined medical assistance, police said.
He was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail at 1:40 a.m. last Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of simple battery, according to jail records. He was released about four hours later after posting a $2,400 bond.
Ojinnaka, who played college football at Syracuse University and was selected by the Falcons in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL draft., will now be suspended without pay for one game by the NFL for violation of the league’s personal conduct policy.
He will sit out the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 12.
According to a statement released by the NFL on Thursday:
Ojinnaka’s suspension begins on Saturday, September 4. He is eligible to return to the Falcons’ active roster on Monday, September 13 following the team’s September 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dayum that FACEBOOK for jeopardizing our season opening… SMH!