PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 30:  Junior Galette #93 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a 35-32 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 30, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

New Orleans Saints pass rusher Junior Galette has been arrested and charged with domestic abuse battery in an incident that occurred in his house with a female acquaintance, according to Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser (via Times-Picayune ). The Saints are aware of Galette’s arrest and are gathering information. At least one other male believed to be Galette’s cousin, Terrence Brooks Jr., has been booked in the incident. The official charge was simple battery/domestic violence. According to Kenner Police, Galette is accused of pushing a woman to the ground. The woman apparently wanted taxi money after Galette asked her to leave his home. The woman is said to not be in a relationship with Galette but cooks and cleans for him in a house he purchased last October after signing a four-year, $41.5 million contract extension with the team. That account of what happened came from the victim. Galette disputed what happened, saying that the woman is a dancer who spent the night at his house and agreed to leave in the morning. She told police that Galette and Brooks “jumper her,” which led to her grabbing a knife to defend herself. After she let go of the knife, she was removed from the house — “picked up” by her account — and then called 911. The woman said there might be a cell-phone video recording of part or all of the incident. Although he was kicked off the Temple football team for undisclosed issues, later transferring to Stillman College, and he has not been in trouble with the law since joining the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2010. The NFL has faced a domestic violence scourge this season, with several prominent players — including Ray

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