EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants suspended safety Kam Moore on Monday amid charges he punched a woman, stepped on her neck and rendered her unconscious.
The alleged incident took place Thursday. Moore appeared in state Superior Court in Union County on Monday to face charges of third-degree aggravated assault.
According to a criminal complaint, the unidentified woman, who told authorities she had been dating Moore since January, stopped by his home in Linden late Thursday.
When she arrived, another woman came out of Moore's home and the two women began to fight, according to the complaint. When the first woman fell to the ground, the complaint said, Moore stepped on her neck. When she eventually stood up, he allegedly punched her in the face, knocking her unconscious.
A friend took the woman to a nearby hospital where she was treated. She gave a statement to police a few hours later.
"The claimant in this matter showed up unannounced and unsolicited at Mr. Moore's home to begin an altercation with Mr. Moore's girlfriend and invent these accusations," said Moore's attorney, Alex Spiro, through Moore's agent, Eugene T. Lee. "He will be fully cleared of all charges."
Moore, 22, played in two games as a rookie last year for New York. Moore joined the Giants after being cut by New Orleans. He was not drafted out of Boston College in 2018 and has been expected to compete for a backup roster spot and play special teams if he makes the Giants.
Under the NFL's personal conduct policy, Moore could be subject to a six-game suspension for a first-time offense.