Deshazor Everett, defensive back for the Washington Commanders, was charged with involuntary manslaughter following an investigation into a fatal car accident.
His girlfriend, Olivia Peters, died of injuries sustained in an accident involving a car on December 23.
Everett was driving “more than twice the posted speed limit of 45 mph just prior to the crash,” according to police,
The 29-year-old turned himself in after receiving a warrant for his arrest and was released on $10,000 bond.
Everett sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.
“Our team continues to investigate this matter as we intend on vigorously defending Mr Everett against these allegations,” his attorney, Kaveh Noorishad, said in a statement.
“We continue to ask that judgment be reserved until all facts are fully investigated and litigated in the proper forum.”
“We are aware of these charges and are continuing to monitor the situation,” the Commanders said in a statement. “We will have no further comment at this time.”
Since joining the NFL in 2015, Everett has played in 89 games for the Washington franchise and last season he played in all 14 games before the car accident.