Prince Shembo’s NFL career is probably over. Besides kicking a Yorkie to death, he was also accused of sexually assaulting a Notre Dame student who eventually committed suicide (he was never charged so should be presumed innocent).
In today’s NFL climate, you are lucky if you get one opportunity if you have a red flag, the second time something comes up if you aren’t a star player, you are gone. Shembo found that out when he was released within hours of his arrest.
Shembo’s attorney, Jerry Froelich, has maintained that his client was reacting to a bite from the dog and kicked it only once, but the story Shembo’s girlfriend relayed to police suggests otherwise.
Shembo’s now-former girlfriend, model Denicia Williams, contacted police four days after the Yorkie’s April 15 death. According to the incident report, she had confronted Shembo and told him she’d been praying about what happened to her dog.
“What if I told you I kicked your dog?” Shembo asked, according to Williams.
Williams said she then asked if it had only been once. Shembo reportedly said no.
“(Williams) stated that she told the suspect that she could not see him anymore,” the report said, “and (Shembo) stated that he might leave the country because he knows how much time he would do in prison for animal cruelty.”
The self-defense angle isn’t going to help Shembo, it was a Yorkie not a Pit Bull. Like I said I’d be extremely surprised if he found another job in NFL.