Police in Key West have issued an arrest warrant for a former University of Miami quarterback after he allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend while vacationing there.
Robert Marve, who spent two years with the Hurricanes in 2007 and 2008, will be charged with domestic violence by strangulation after the victim claims he stomped on her throat during an argument earlier this month.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office officials reportedly saw Marve and Channing Tomas at Key West International Airport on July 7th with Tomas having bruises on her face and body.
She gave the deputy a written statement about what allegedly happen in the La Concha Hotel before being allowed to leave.
Marve was detained before eventually being allowed to leave as well. According to the arrest warrant, Tomas didn’t call officers immediately after the alleged incident because Marve claimed he would kill himself if she did.
Tomas filed a restraining order in Hillsborough County, where both live, earlier this week in which she also detailed an incident that started outside a Tampa club.
The order states Marve allegedly struck her in the face and bit her lip before ripping off her clothes in his truck and later sexually assaulting her in his home.
Named the top high school player in the state of Florida following the 2006 season, Marve chose the Hurricanes and redshirted his first season after suffering a broken arm in a car accident.
He was suspended for the 2008 opener following an arrest in Coconut Grove before going 6-5 as the starter the rest of the regular season. Marve was suspended for the team’s Emerald Bowl appearance against Cal for academic reasons, later announcing he was transferring from the program.
He finished his college career at Purdue before spending two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.