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Rams' Ethan Westbrooks arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

LOS ANGELES -- Ethan Westbrooks, a defensive lineman for the Rams, was arrested Sunday night in Sacramento on suspicion of domestic violence.

Police had responded to a call regarding a child custody dispute at 9:06 p.m. PT and found injuries to the upper body of the mother of one of Westbrooks' children. An investigation determined she had suffered non-life-threatening injuries during a domestic violence incident that involved Westbrooks, according to a news release issued by the Sacramento Police Department.

Police then made their way to another residence and arrested Westbrooks, who was booked into Sacramento County Main Jail and then released on Monday, according to local reports.

The Rams issued a statement on Monday night, saying they were aware of the situation.

"We are in contact with authorities and are gathering more information. Per team policy, we will continue to respect the legal process and have no further comment at this time," the team said.

Westbrooks has three children, all with different mothers. He has been locked in continual custody battles with the mothers of his two youngest children, a 2-year-old girl and a boy who is younger. Westbrooks also has a daughter a few years older than the other two. It's unclear which child was at the center of the most recent dispute.

Westbrooks, 26, went undrafted out of West Texas A&M in 2014 but worked his way to becoming an integral backup on the Rams' defensive line by 2016, starting a couple of games, turning a fumble recovery into a touchdown, and recording two sacks for the second straight season. He is now a restricted free agent.