Alleah Taylor, Chad Wheeler’s ex-girlfriend, describes alleged assault in CBS interview

The former girlfriend of ex-NFL player Chad Wheeler is speaking out about the alleged domestic violence that led to his arrest last month. 

"CBS This Morning" will air an interview Wednesday with Alleah Taylor, who shared new details about Wheeler's alleged assault in late January. Wheeler, most recently with the Seattle Seahawks, was arrested and charged with first-degree domestic violence assault, domestic violence unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest. 

In a clip of the interview released Tuesday, Taylor said she recalls touching her face and looking down to find blood on her hand after regaining consciousness.

“I remember getting up and running to the bathroom," she said. "Chad was standing by the bed, by the doorway, and he was sipping his smoothie and he was like, ‘Wow, you’re still alive.’

“I’m grateful he didn’t grab me in that moment.”

TOMORROW: The ex-girlfriend of former Seattle Seahawks’ Chad Wheeler is speaking out.

Alleah Taylor told @JerickaDuncan about the moments after last month’s reported domestic assault.

We’ll have more of our exclusive interview Wednesday on @CBSThisMorning.

Wheeler returned to the living room and continued eating, Taylor said, while she texted Wheeler’s father from the bathroom.

“(I) told him that Chad was trying to kill me,” said Taylor, who wore a sling over her left shoulder. “Chad’s dad called him … and (Wheeler) answered. And he didn’t have a worry at all. Chad was like, ‘I’m just eating dinner. Nothing’s going on.’ That terrified me.” 

Wheeler's arraignment in the case is scheduled for Tuesday. He is no longer a member of the Seahawks, appearing in five games for them in 2020, and had previously played with the New York Giants in 2018 and 2019 after going undrafted out of Southern Cal. 

Former Seahawks offensive tackle Chad Wheeler is facing allegations of domestic abuse. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports)

"It is time for me to walk away from football and get the help I need to never again pose a threat to another," Wheeler wrote on Twitter after the alleged incident. "I cannot express my sorrow or remorse enough. I am truly ashamed." 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline number is 800-799-7233.

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