Former Oklahoma Sooners running back Brennan Clay was arrested in Texas on Jan. 27 for the assault of his estranged wife Gina D’Agostini, a report said Tuesday. Clay’s arrest came weeks after he accused D’Agostini of having an affair with Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and filed for divorce, only to take back the accusation.
Clay was arrested after he allegedly forced his way into D’Agostini’s residence and attacked her, according to a police report obtained by TMZ Sports. The 23-year-old purportedly dragged D’Agostini through her home and choked her. Eventually, she said, he “began punching and throwing her around the residence.” D’Agostini was discovered with cuts on her right leg.
Dallas County, Texas police apprehended Clay and arrested him for assault. It’s unclear if he has been or will be formally charged in connection with the case. Clay has yet to publicly address his arrest. He hasn’t posted to his popular Twitter account since Jan. 22, when he wrote “with GOD all things are possible.”
Clay’s arrest came weeks after he filed for divorce from D’Agostini after he purportedly discovered explicit pictures and messages that she had exchanged with Murray. Clay and Murray were teammates at the University of Oklahoma in 2010. Clay described Murray as “the person who I looked up to the most as a running back and as a friend,” according to TMZ Sports. Murray “adamantly denied” the affair occurred, the site said.
Clay publicly accused D’Agostini of the affair on Nov. 30. “So Demarco Murray was having an affair with my wife ..I’m done,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’m disgusted.” He posted screenshots of D’Agostini’s alleged text message exchange with Murray to his Twitter account, according to Deadspin.
But Clay recanted his accusation on Dec. 23 and took to Twitter to apologize. “Jumped to a conclusion that wasn’t true ..can’t judge a situation without knowing all the facts ..I apologize ..,” Clay wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of him and his wife, according to TMZ Sports.