Police are investigating claims regarding a second-year backup Giants football player, Jay Bromley, who on early Saturday [January 30] attempted to rape a woman he met on Instagram, according to authorities.
The 6-foot-3, 306-pounder picked up the 26-year-old woman and brought her to the Hyatt Herald Square Hotel in New York City.
The New York Daily News reports:
Once in the room, the woman performed oral sex on Bromley but then didn’t want to go further, sources said. “At that point, something took place that she didn’t want to take place,” a police source with knowledge of the investigation said. The woman claimed that Bromley tried to rape her.
According to police reports, the woman clinged to the hood of Bromley’s car when he refused to take her home. He allegedly kept driving and the woman fell, injuring her knees and legs. The woman called the police around 4 a.m.
She was taken to Roosevelt Hospital where a rape kit test was being performed, the New York Post reports.
Bromley, 23, a defensive tackle who signed with the Giants in 2014, hasn’t been charged yet with any crime as police continues to investigate the allegations.
According to ESPN, the NFL is aware of the incident:
“We are aware of the situation and will continue to monitor it,” the Giants said in a statement. “We have notified the league office per the league’s protocol. We will have no further comment as we understand this is an ongoing investigation.”
Bromley, born in Jamaica, Queens, was the Giants’ third-round pick out of Syracuse in 2014. This season he played a total of 16 games with a mere 36 tackles.