Former LSU football defensive end Rahim Alem was arrested after he was accused of trying to choke a woman Monday night, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Alem, 25, 17859 British Lane, was booked Tuesday on domestic abuse battery by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, parish jail records show.
The victim told deputies Alem put his hand around her throat and placed his finger in her mouth, creating a hook with his finger, in an attempt to prevent the her from leaving the home, the affidavit shows.
The victim had discoloration to the neck and a laceration to the right cheek in her mouth, according to the affidavit.
Alem attacked the woman in front of two children inside the home, the affidavit says.
Alem told deputies he put his hands on the victim’s arms to prevent her from leaving the home but he denied any other contact with her.
Alem, a native of New Orleans, played in 44 LSU games, started 13 times and started 12 times as a senior in 2009, according to LSU sports statistics.
Alem signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2010.