Falcons LB Prince Shembo charged with killing ex-girlfriend’s dog

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo in a November 2014 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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By Vincent Frank

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo was arrested on charges of felony animal cruelty charges on Friday. And the reports are about as disturbing as it gets.

According to Tony Thomas of WSB-TV in Atlanta, Shembo allegedly kicked and killed his girlfriend’s dog.

Per the report:

“Gwinnett Police file animal cruelty charges against Atlanta Falcons Linebacker Prince Shembo. he allegedly kicked and killed his girlfriends dog . Felony charges.”

If these allegations are true, Shembo should be locked up have the key thrown away. It’s beyond comprehension that anyone would act in such a cruel way to another living creature.

Shembo had previously been investigated on sexual assault charges stemming from an incident in which a college student was attacked. Unfortunately, that student committed suicide following the attack. He was never charged in the allegation.

The Notre Dame product was a fourth-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2014 draft. He started three games as a rookie this past season.


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