A former national champion has been arrested in connection with a violent crime

Cops claim this happened in front of children.

Roy Miller of the Kansas City Chiefs was briefly held in jail after his wife called police and said he assaulted her, according to a report in the Kansas City Star.

Miller 30, is being investigated for domestic battery by the state attorney's office in Florida. The Star quoted a report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Department, which said this is what happened.

Miller and his wife got into an argument at their home following a trip to the zoo. The argument turned violent, and Moore allegedly grabbed his wife's hair, pushed her around nearly tore off her shirt. When authorities arrived at the resident, they found his wife, Nicole, with a scratch on her face, a cut on the back of her neck, and a braid ripped from the back of her head. The report went on to note that there were five children in the home at the time of the incident, and all were between the ages of 4 and 10.

Authorities took Miller to jail, where he was released on his own recognizance pending a Nov. 28 court date. Fox News, in the Twitter account below, says authorities released Miller after his wife declined to press charged, but that the investigation continues.

Miller played his college football at Texas, where the 6'2, 318 pound nose tackle won a national championship in 2005 (Texas 41, USC 38). He was a third-round pick in the 2009 draft, and has played for three teams in his career — Tampa Bay (2009-2012), Jacksonville (2013-2016)  and Kansas City, which he signed with this season.