UPDATE: Retired Gay NFL Player Esera Tuaolo Allegedly Assaulted His Current Partner

Retired NFL defensive lineman Esera Tuaolo, who came out in 2002 after nine years playing pro, was arrested and charged with with domestic assault and disorderly conduct this week. While there’s no information on the identity of his alleged victim, he’s previously spoken to reporters about raising twins, a boy and a girl who are about 10 now, with his partner Mitchell Wherley. They have refs for tackling people off the field; they’re called “police.”

UPDATE: Says Tualo in a statement clarified that the alleged victim was not Wherley (his ex) but his current boyfriend: “This is a private situation that has gotten blown out of proportion by the media. My personal relationship is very dear to my heart, and it upsets me deeply that this private matter now has to be played out in front of the public. I love my boyfriend, and I am now focused on my loving family; I ask everyone for privacy as we work through this.”

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