A Tennessee State University (TSU) director of football operations was arrested after allegedly hitting a player’s car. The suspect Ariel Escobar, 22, alleges she and Devon Starling were intimate the day before his girlfriend’s campus visit.
According to TMZ, Starling, a TSU junior and football player, reported the assault at 2:30 a.m. to police on Dec. 3 after locating his “ex-fling” Escobar’s car outside his apartment.
The documents also detail the events of Starling pulling into a parking lot, where Escobar followed him and blocked him into a spot with her car. Starling also claims she rammed into his car twice while he and his girlfriend waited inside the vehicle for police.
Escobar left the scene but returned to where she was arrested. Escobar admitted to blocking the couple in with her car and confessed she wanted Starling to confess to his girlfriend that he had “had a sexual relationship” with her. She also admitted to throwing ketchup and scratching Starling’s apartment door.
A Tennessee State University staffer was arrested earlier this month … after she allegedly rammed her vehicle into a Tigers player’s car in a fit of jealous rage. https://t.co/u5Sy0j5bGH
Escobar’s court date is scheduled for January after being released on a $7,000 bond. She has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of misdemeanor vandalism.
TSU officials released a statement acknowledging the incident but shied away from releasing any more information regarding the student and staff member.
“is aware of an arrest of an employee, and takes the allegations associated with the incident seriously.” They added, “TSU is unable to comment on specific personnel matters or matters potentially implicating student privacy laws. We will have no further comment at this time.”
According to DailyMail, Escobar has intermediate years of experience in the sports field, working in the San Jose State football program and as an intern for the NFL’s Chicago Bears.