SACRAMENTO -- Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman 26-year-old Ethan Westbrooks was arrested Sunday on charges of domestic violence after Sacramento police say an argument he had about custody of a child with that child's mother got physical.
"The fact that there was a visible injury, it constituted a felony," said Officer Matt McPhail, spokesman for the Sacramento Police Department.
Westbrooks was a stand-out high school player for Franklin High in Elk Grove, and later for Sacramento City College. He signed in with the Rams in 2014 as an undrafted free agent.
He was out of jail and back to a home near Elk Grove in South Sacramento on Monday evening.
Records indicate the home belongs to a family member. It's the same house where he was arrested after the confrontation.
Police say Westbrooks' victim was injured on her upper body, but those injuries weren't life threatening.
"Unfortunately there were some children present in this instance, which leads to the seriousness of our investigation," McPhail said.
Westbrooks refused to comment to FOX40's Ben Deci when asked about the situation.
It's unclear Monday whether the NFL was aware of the charges. The Los Angeles Rams failed to return multiple calls for comment on Monday.