A Tennessee State University football official has been arrested after allegedly crashing a player’s car in a fit of jealousy.
Ariel Escobar, director of football operations and director of campus recruiting, rear-ended Devon Starling’s car during a lover’s fight.
According to reports obtained by TMZ in Davidson County, Tenn., Starling told police that Escobar was a “former fling” and that he was outside her apartment in her car when she returned home with her current boyfriend. He allegedly refused to leave after being asked. Starling reportedly went back to his car and drove around while waiting for police to respond.
After Starling pulled into the parking lot, Escobar crashed his car, causing minor damage.
Escobar was later arrested when he returned to Starling’s apartment. He reportedly admitted to blocking the player’s car and said he wanted him to admit to “having sex” with his girlfriend the day before.
Escobar is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of aggravated vandalism.
“The university is aware of the arrest of an employee and takes the allegations related to the incident seriously,” the university said in a statement on Monday. “TSU cannot comment on specific personnel matters or matters that may implicate student privacy laws. We will not comment further for now.”