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Charges: Vikings WR Cayleb Jones kicked girlfriend, threw her down

The charges against the wide receiver have been released.

During an argument in an Eagan hotel room, Vikings wide receiver Cayleb Jones allegedly picked his girlfriend up and threw her down, in addition to being accused of kicking her.

The allegations against the Texas native were revealed in a criminal complaint in Dakota County on Thursday, accusing Jones of shoving, throwing and kicking his girlfriend, with whom he lives in California.

He has been charged with domestic assault, interference with an emergency call and theft by temporary control.

They were staying at a hotel in Eagan, the home of the Vikings' new training center, on Tuesday when police were called to the fourth floor.

His girlfriend told police that during the course of their argument, Jones had picked her up and thrown her to the ground.

She picked up her stuff and left the room, only for the altercation to continue in the hallway, with Jones continuing to be physical, at one point kicking his girlfriend.

As she tried to call the police as she entered an elevator, Jones allegedly smacked the phone out of her hand, picked it up and ran off with it.

When police arrived, they found Jones' girlfriend with rug burns on her left hand, knee and shin, a small scratch on the side of her leg and a broken nail.

Witnesses in the hotel told officers they'd heard loud noises coming from their room and the disturbance in the hallway.

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Jones signed with the Vikings' practice squad in 2016 and signed a reserves/futures contract with them in January 2017 and again this past January.

He was issued a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy, so even if he were to make the 53-man Vikings roster he wouldn't be eligible to play until Week 5.

Earlier this year, Jones was allegedly involved in a frightening ordeal when he reportedly had to restrain his brother, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones, from jumping out of a Los Angeles apartment building window. 

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