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Police report associated with former LSU player's 2020 arrest reveals alleged animal abuse

3 years 5 months 1 week ago Friday, January 29 2021 Jan 29, 2021 January 29, 2021 5:19 AM January 29, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – Former LSU defensive end, Ray Parker, bonded out jail Thursday (September 10) after being arrested on-campus for battery of a dating partner. Records indicate that Parker's bond amount was $4,500.

According to a police report, he was arrested on LSU campus around 2:30 a.m., Wednesday for allegedly abusing his girlfriend and destroying personal items in her apartment, including an iPhone valued at $1,600. 

Arrest records obtained by WBRZ say the two had been dating for about a year, but got into an argument shortly before the altercation, which led to Parker becoming enraged and destroying items around her apartment in addition to pushing her into a dresser, leaving a scrape on her hip. 

Police say the woman's injuries and the damage to her apartment and belongings were consistent with her story, so Parker was arrested and booked on charges of battery of a dating partner and criminal damage to property. 

Hours after the arrest, LSU head football Coach Ed Orgeron announced that Parker was cut from the team for violating its rules. 

Later documents were obtained that shed additional light on the events surrounding Parker's arrest.

A police report dated as "filed" on September 17, 2020 says Parker's former girlfriend accused Parker of beating up their puppy, a pit bull named 'Kash.'

According to the report, she accused Parker of breaking one of the puppy's ribs and legs in addition to threatening her via text message, saying that Kash might be dead by the time she arrived at his apartment.

The girlfriend went on to tell detectives that due to a lack of funds necessary to cover Kash's medical expenses, she turned the puppy over to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Police say they followed up with LSU SVM and found that the young pit bull's leg had to be amputated due to multiple breaks and fractures.

A roommate, according to the police report, also confirmed accusations against Parker in connection with the abuse of the puppy, saying they'd seen Parker kick Kash on multiple occasions. 

The roommate said they would often hear the puppy crying and would tell Parker to "chill out." 

Parker, 20 years old at the time, was in his second year with the Tigers after redshirting as a true freshman in 2019. 

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