Former NFL quarterback Troy Aikman has been arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated battery on a child under 12.
The case is being investigated by the Tennessee Department of Child Protective Services, according to a news release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
According to the release, Aikmans wife and four children were visiting him in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, hospital when he allegedly grabbed their glasses from a shelf and began scratching them with his fingers.
Aikmen’s wife reported the incident to the hospital, and he was taken to jail.
According to the statement of charges, Aikenman was “in possession of glass containing scratch marks, abrasions and other marks of the child and was attempting to scratch the child with his bare hands.”
Aiknessmans wife told police that Aikmania “repeatedly tried to rub his finger on the child’s face, but he did not respond,” according to the report.
Tennessee Department of Children and Families said Aikmens wife and children were not harmed during the incident, and the charges are related to the alleged “abuse” of a child.
AIKmans attorney told TMZ that he is seeking a $1 million bond, adding that the “disturbing” charges are the result of “a serious case of child abuse.”
The case is expected to be heard by a grand jury in the near future.