After several months of uncertainty, we have an update on legal proceedings for Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney following his arrest in early April for assault and domestic violence. Texas prosecutors will present their case against Gladney to a grand jury on Thursday, July 22, according to a report by Brian Murphy for Purple Insider.
Prosecutors will be the only ones presenting evidence for the grand jury. Nine of the 12 jurors are needed to secure an indictment, and the results will be announced within two days. If Gladney is charged, he will be brought to justice and a trial date will be set.
The Vikings’ training camp begins the following week, so the grand jury results will determine if Gladney has a chance of being available for camp. He has not participated in any off-season activity since being charged.
The alleged incident occurred on April 2. Gladney is accused of hitting, choking and dragging a woman by the hair while she was in a vehicle before escaping and calling 911. More details here. Three days later, he surrendered to authorities in Dallas and posted a $ 10,000 bond.
“We are aware of Jeff’s arrest and are collecting additional information,” the Vikings said in a statement at the time. “We take this matter very seriously, as the allegations reported are extremely disturbing. At this time, we will have no further comment. The NFL has also investigated the incident under the personal conduct policy of the league.
Murphy received no comment from Gladney, her lawyer or agent. These posts from Gladney on her Instagram story in June are her only public comments since the arrest.
Gladney started 15 games for the Vikings as a rookie after being selected in the TCU first round. He remains on Minnesota’s roster for the time being as the team and the NFL wait for the legal process to unfold.
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