MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - A former NFL player is opening up about his violent arrest by a former Henry County police officer.
Desmond Marrow and his attorneys spoke Friday, a day after a Georgia grand jury indicted a former police officer on multiple charges after it found he had choked the football player during an arrest.
David Rose Jr. was charged with two counts of violating his oath as an officer, the Henry County District Attorney's Office said on Thursday. Rose was also indicted on a simple battery charge and two other charges accusing him of making false statements.
The whole incident was caught on video and happened while Marrow was handcuffed.
Marrow said the arrest changed his life forever.
Rose was fired after an internal investigation found he used unnecessary force in the 2017 arrest of Desmond Marrow.
Marrow played football at the University of Toledo. He signed a contract in 2012 with the Houston Texans but was cut from the team during the preseason.
Rose's lawyer didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.