According to a criminal complaint field by the Union County (N.J.) Prosecutor’s Office obtained by NJ Advance Media, Moore allegedly punched a woman and knocked her unconscious after stepping on her neck.
The alleged victim, identified as “H.P.” in the criminal complaint, had been seeing Moore since January. She decided to visit him Thursday night at his Linden, N.J. home after he didn’t respond to a number of her text messages.
When H.P. arrived, another woman (who was identified by Moore’s attorneys as his “girlfriend) confronted her and the two engaged in a brief fight.
According to the complaint, Moore “watched while they assaulted each other”. H.P. allegedly fell to the ground during the altercation with the other woman. Moore (listed at 5 feet 11 inches, 201 pounds) “placed his foot on her neck and applied pressure”. She eventually got free from underneath his foot and shoved him. He then punched her on the left side of her face.
A friend later took H.P. to a local hospital where she was treated for what police described as “bruising, swelling, and abrasions”.
Police were not called to the scene of the alleged incident. H.P. filed her complaint Saturday night. Moore was charged with third-degree aggravated assault, which is defined in Linden as “purposely or knowingly or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causing significant bodily harm”.
The Giants announced Monday morning that Moore has been indefinitely suspended via Twiiter.
“New York Giants safety Kamrin Moore was arrested over the weekend in Linden, New Jersey for an alleged domestic violence-related incident. Moore has been suspended by the team pending further investigation,” the tweet said.
Moore had his first court appearance Monday. His attorneys contend the incident was made up.
“The claimant in this matter showed up unannounced at Mr. Moore’s home to begin an altercation with Mr. Moore’s girlfriend and invent these accusations. He will be fully cleared of all charges,” attorney Alex Spiro said.
Eugene Lee, Moore’s representative is “confident that when the truth is revealed, Mr. Moore will be exonerated and vindicated completely of these baseless charges”.
Moore was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round (189th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Boston College. He was claimed off waivers by the Giants after being waived by the Saints at the end of the preseason. He played in two games in ‘18 and was expected to compete for a roster spot as a defensive backup and/or special teams contributor.
Moore could be subjected to further discipline by the league. Since 2016, players involved in domestic incidents are subject to a six-game suspension for their first offense with a potential lifetime ban for subsequent incidents. Once players are formally charged, they are supposed to be placed on immediate paid leave. The league office also conducts its own investigation.
Moore’s next court date is scheduled for Aug. 28.