Former Baylor Bears tight end Tre'Von Armstead, who was dismissed from the university for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman and who was named in a recent federal Title IX lawsuit filed against the school, was arrested in Las Vegas on Monday morning after police say he pushed a woman and resisted arrest.
According to a police statement obtained by ESPN, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer Laura Meltzer said that at 4:23 a.m. Monday, patrol officers in the area of 3500 South Las Vegas Boulevard -- the location of the Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino -- saw Armstead shove a woman.
Meltzer said that before police officers arrived, a security guard had also witnessed a confrontation between the two inside the building. When officers tried to take Armstead into custody, he became combative and got into a scuffle with an officer, Meltzer said. She said that when officers placed Armstead, 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds, into the patrol car, he kicked out a window.
Armstead was arrested in connection with three misdemeanor charges: domestic violence battery, resisting a public officer and tampering with a police vehicle. Meltzer said her information didn't indicate exactly how Armstead and the woman knew each other, but they were in some sort of relationship as indicated by the decision to categorize the incident as domestic violence.
TMZ Sports first reported details of Armstead's arrest. He was still being held on $5,000 bond at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas on Monday night, and was scheduled to have a hearing on Tuesday morning.
In late January, a former Baylor female student filed a lawsuit against the school, alleging its football program fostered a culture in which alcohol and illegal drugs were provided to recruits, and that coaches encouraged female students in the Baylor Bruins hostess program to have sex with recruits and players.
The woman, a former member of the Bruins, reported to police that Armstead and former Baylor practice squad player Myke Chatman sexually assaulted her at her apartment on April 18, 2013. The lawsuit also alleges that Chatman was previously accused of raping a student athletic trainer.
Armstead and Chatman were never criminally charged in the incident involving the former Baylor Bruin because the woman told police she didn't want to pursue charges, because she was too drunk to remember exactly what occurred.
Baylor officials did not investigate the incident for more than two years, despite the school's obligation under federal law to immediately address allegations of sexual violence involving students, Outside the Lines reported in April.
In 2013, the Waco Police Department wrote in a police report that it had informed Baylor officials about the off-campus incident involving Armstead, a former All-Big 12 tight end, and Chatman. Waco police also told the alleged victim they had contacted Baylor, but according to documents and interviews conducted by Outside the Lines, Baylor didn't begin looking into the allegations until Sept. 11, 2015.
Armstead was suspended from the football team in the fall of 2015 and expelled from school in February 2016 after a Title IX adjudicator found him responsible for sexually assaulting the woman. His appeal was denied.
Armstead, through his mother and attorney, had declined previous interview requests by Outside the Lines but has maintained that he never had sex with the woman referenced in the lawsuit. However, Chatman told Baylor Title IX investigators that the two did have sex with her.