Feb 22, 2023
Former Indianapolis Colts lineman Joseph "Joe" Staysniak was arrested Tuesday and charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery causing physical injury and one of strangulation, according to a public statement from his lawyer. According to a probable cause affidavit outlining his arrest, he is accused of assaulting his son and choking his son's boyfriend.
Hendricks County Jail records show that Staysniak, 6-foot-5, was booked into jail at 1:43 a.m. Tuesday on the charges his lawyer confirmed. He was released the same day.
Police responded to a report of a disturbance at Staysniak's home in Brownsburg, Indiana, around midnight Monday night. On arrival, Staysniak's son told authorities he was sitting in a car in front of the property with his boyfriend when a neighbor saw them.
Staysniak allegedly approached the vehicle, opened the rear passenger door, and “grabbed [the boyfriend's] hood and was choking him,” the affidavit said.
The son told officers that his father proceeded to punch him, causing his lip to bleed. He also allegedly punched the boyfriend. According to the the affidavit, the officer was able to observe blood and cuts on his lower lip.
Source: Yahoo Sports