Domestic violence is a depressingly common news item from the world of athletics, but it took a form unlike which we can remember on Halloween.
A dispute between Florida International University’s Jonnu Smith and his girlfriend ended with the senior tight suffering injuries that will put an end to his college career. Mary Gaspar, who is five months pregnant with Smith’s child, dumped a pot of boiling water on him.
Smith received severe burns on his head, neck, back, a shoulder and arm. It will be months before the burns heal enough to play football, and Smith’s future pro prospects are very much in jeopardy. Even before the injuries, the Miami Herald claims that he was being viewed as a possible late-round pick for the 2017 NFL Draft. The argument reportedly started over Gaspar being unsatisfied with how much attention Smith was paying her.