Matt Elam arrested on battery and theft charges

Posted at 6:35 AM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 06:35:26-04

Free agent safety Matt Elam was arrested for the second time in three months Monday in Florida.

The former first round pick for the Ravens was charged with battery and larceny grand theft after a dispute with his girlfriend over a cellphone. 

Police say Elam and his girlfriend went to the ground as he tried to grab the phone from her hands. Elam left the scene after she grabbed the phone and refused to give it back. According to the police report, the woman suffered a small cut on her finger and foot during the altercation 

He was arrested in February in Miami on multiple drug charges.