Falcons cut linebacker Prince Shembo after he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend's dog

The Atlanta Falcons cut linebacker Prince Shembo after he alleged killed his former girlfriend's dog, a Yorkie, and was charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty. "We are aware of the charges that have been filed against Prince Shembo, the Falcons said in a statement. "We are extremely disappointed that one of our players is involved in something like this. Accordingly, we have decided to waive Prince Shembo.” Shemo, 23, allegedly killed a Yorkie named Dior. The dog allegedly died of blunt force trauma, including a fractured rib, fractured liver, abdominal hemorrhage, thoracic hemorrhage, extensive bruising and hemorrhage in the muscles in her front leg and shoulders, head trauma, hemorrhage and edema in lungs, hemorrhage between the esophagus and trachea, and hemorrhage in the left eye with internal injuries, according to police. Shembo was drafted in the fourth round last year out of Notre Dame and had 59 tackles as a rookie. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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