Judy Battista of the New York Times writes that there has been an outpouring of outrage over the circumstances surrounding Jonathan Babineaux’s involvement with the death of his girlfriend’s dog. From e-mails and phone calls to the Humane Society, as well as promptings by PETA for Babineaux to face year-long suspension and/or release.
Babineaux has maintained his innocence in the matter, after being charged with felony animal abuse last week. Reports indicate that an autopsy on the dog named Kilo, will shed further light on Babineaux’s involvement in the near future.
Battista writes that an unofficial league source indicates Babineaux is not in danger of being released by the Falcons. But Babineaux is likely to come under scrutiny of the league’s personal conduct policy which may result in a fine or suspension.