FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The NFL is investigating a domestic violence incident involving New York Jets rookie Quincy Enunwa, a practice squad wide receiver. Enunwa was charged with simple assault on Sept. 4. According to the complaint, Enunwa pulled a woman off a bed at a hotel near the Jets training facility, injuring her head and finger.
Enunwa has pled not guilty to the charge.
The Jets are allowing Enunwa to practice with the team while the case moves through the legal system. Some teams have chosen to deactivate players who have pending cases -- for example the Panthers deactivated Greg Hardy last Sunday after the details of his domestic violence case became more fully known.
Because Enunwa is not on the regular-season roster, he isn't on the field during a game. On Monday, Rex Ryan said he has not considered taking him out of practices.
"I'm just getting through this game so I haven't thought about anything like that," Ryan said.
Enunwa was at his locker a day after the Jets lost 31-24 to the Packers at Lambeau Field. He declined to answer any questions about the pending case.
"No, you can go ask one of them," Enumwa said, gesturing to the team's public relations staff members.
Enunwa's arrest came after the NFL announced a new policy in domestic violence cases, which would mean a six-game suspension for a first violation, and a lifetime ban for the second, with the ability for a player to apply for reinstatement after a year.
Ryan cautioned against rushing to judgment in pending cases.
"I mean it has no, whether it's here or society or whatever, obviously (domestic violence) has no place in society," Ryan said. "But again until you know facts of all situations I think you can pass judgment too early on a number of things including domestic violence."