BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo Bills player arrested and tasered by police inCleveland is considering filing a lawsuit.
"I'm filing a lawsuit today against the Cleveland PoliceDepartment," the star Bills player said as he left the ClevelandCity Jail Saturday morning.
The Buffalo Bills star known for his good work in thecommunity was tasered and arrested outside The House of Blues inCleveland over the weekend.
Saturday April 11, Whitner said, "This thing will come topass and the truth will come out and I will be proven innocent."
In this statement, Cleveland Police said "Officers attemptingto control the scene denied Whitner access to the area, at whichtime he attempted to force his way past the officers in anaggressive manner."
Police used the taser on Whitner "debilitating him enoughthat officers were able to place him in handcuffs."
News 4's Jericka Duncan spoke to Whitner's Public Relationsmanager Patrice Horton who was with him on the night of his arrest.Horton said there is another side to the story, which she's beenadvised not to talk about, at this time.
"What I can say is Donte is doing ok. He's enjoying this timewith his family. He's ready to get back to Buffalo and to get backto work. He's in great spirits right now," Patrice said.
Cleveland Police could file formal charges against Whiter foraggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Horton saidhe'll return to Buffalo Tuesday.
"We appreciate all the support everyone has given him and theorganization. To the fans, keep him in your prayers, he's ready toget back to work," said Horton.
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