FIU's Shawndarrius Phillips arrested on domestic battery charge

FIU running back Shawndarrius Phillips was arrested earlier this week on a domestic battery charge, nearly four months after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Phillips' ex-girlfriend called the Broward County (Florida) Sheriff's Office in June and accused him of choking her after they got into a dispute. She says Phillips kept his grip on her neck and squeezed as he put her on a couch before releasing her. She says Phillips told her, "If you don't leave, I'm going to break your jaw."

Through a spokeswoman, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said it would need to research why it took more than three months between the time the warrant was issued and Phillips' arrest.

Phillips, a junior, rushed for 393 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games this season.