Former linebacker charged in assault

Ponca City Now - January 9, 2015 6:44 am

THE VILLAGE, Okla. (AP) – Former Weber State linebacker Anthony Morales has been charged with aggravated assault and battery for allegedly breaking the jaw of New York Yankees pitching prospect Ty Hensley last month in Oklahoma during what was described by police as an argument about signing bonuses.

A charging document filed Thursday by the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office says Morales repeatedly kicked Hensley in the face, "resulting in a fractured jaw and broken teeth" early on Dec. 28 at a home near Oklahoma City.

Morales signed with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers in July and was released in August. Like Hensley, he is from Edmond, Okla.

Hensley was taken by the Yankees in the first round of the 2012 amateur draft and signed for a bonus of $1.2 million.


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