A Tennessee State University employee was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for ramming a running back’s car in a jealous rage.
According to an arrest report, obtained by TMZ, Ariel Escobar, director of football operations and on-campus recruiting for TSU, rammed Devon Starling’s car after she caught him with another woman.
Starling was returning to his apartment with his girlfriend when Escobar spotted them and made a scene. Starling asked her to leave, but she refused. He then got back in his car and drove around while waiting for police to respond.
After Starling pulled back into the parking lot, Escobar allegedly put her car in reverse and rammed the back of his car twice. She also smeared ketchup and scratched his apartment door.
Police arrived and arrested Escobar. She was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of misdemeanor vandalism.
Starling told police he had a “fling” with the older woman. But Escobar told police she wanted him to admit to his girlfriend that they’d had sex the day before.
It isn’t clear if Escobar still has a job.
“The University is aware of an arrest of an employee, and takes the allegations associated with the incident seriously,” TSU said in a statement on Monday. “TSU is unable to comment on specific personnel matters or matters potentially implicating student privacy laws. We will have no further comment at this time.”