Megan Welter: Cheerleader Arrested for Assaulting Boyfriend (Video)

Monday, 05 Aug 2013 09:30 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Army veteran turned Arizona Cardinals cheerleader Megan Welter was riding high last week on a flurry of publicity, but now she's making headlines again after being arrested for assaulting her boyfriend.

Welter, 29, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Was arrested July 20 after a drunken fight with her unidentified boyfriend spun violently out of control. That night, Welter placed a 911 call to police to report an apparent domestic dispute. During the call, she accused her boyfriend of six months of smashing her head into tile.

But when police responded to the couple's home, they found a heavily intoxicated Welter and cell phone video footage that would lead to her arrest.

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Welter reportedly found text messages from a female friend on her boyfriend's phone and began throwing punches and screaming at him, while he, unbeknownst to her, filmed the entire altercation, according to ABC News.

"I was asking her to stop, I was trying to leave, she was pulling out my hair, she was scratching me, she was punching me in my face and I have everything on tape," her boyfriend said in the footage released by Scottsdale police.

After reviewing the footage and finding Welter to be the aggressor, police arrested her on misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges. She was released a few hours later and is scheduled to appear in court August 15.



Welter was profiled just last week by a local TV station for her service to the country and her transition from Iraqi war veteran to professional cheerleader.

"Our country has given us so many freedoms and to be a part of fighting for that and maintaining that, it means a lot," she told ABC Phoenix affiliate KNXV-TV. 

Welter's boyfriend told ABC's "Good Morning America" that he hopes the incident "doesn't take away from the good things she's done for the NFL and for her country."

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"I want people to know that she's a wonderful, beautiful woman who had a momentary lapse of judgment," he said.





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