The Arizona Cardinals have signed Amaya to a 1-year contract.|||||||
Amaya played in 12 games last season for the Miami Dolphins, where he was second on the team in special teams tackles with seven.
Amaya is inactive for Sunday's game against New England after he was charged with battery Monday following a confrontation with a taxi driver.|||||||
Amaya had played in the past seven games, mostly on special teams.
Miami Dolphins defensive back Jonathon Amaya has been charged with battery after police say he choked a taxi driver. A Miami Beach Police report shows Amaya was arrested early Monday morning. It was not immediately known if he has an attorney.|||||||
The report says Amaya offered the taxi driver $100 to take him from Miami Beach to Weston. The driver told police Amaya became aggressive, so he turned around the car and asked him to get out. The driver said Amaya then leaned forward, wrapped his hands around the driver's neck and starting choking him. Officers saw the taxi driving erratically and heard the driver scream "this man is trying to kill me." The driver wasn't injured.
Miami signed Amaya on Tuesday.|||||||
Amaya returns to the Dolphins after being part of the team's trade with New Orleans for Reggie Bush in 2011. He played in all 16 games for the Saints last season, after playing in 10 for the Dolphins as a rookie in 2010.