Former NFL player Cierre Wood and his girlfriend are charged with child abuse after the death of their five-year-old daughter
- Cierre Wood and his girlfriend Amy Taylor were arrested on Tuesday for the death of Taylor's five-year-old girl
- The couple was officially charged with child abuse or first degree neglect
- Taylor's daughter died Tuesday night in a Las Vegas hospital
- Wood had a famous college football career at Notre Dame before signing up for several practice groups in the NFL
Former NFL player Cierre Wood was charged with first-degree child abuse for the death of his girlfriend's five-year-old daughter.
The 28-year-old running back and his 25-year-old partner Amy Taylor were taken into custody by the Las Vegas police on Tuesday after the young girl died in the hospital.
The authorities have not released details of their cause of death. But medical personnel called the police to investigate, and both Wood and Taylor were arrested.
The pair is reportedly held on a $ 5000 bond.
The coroner's office will perform an autopsy of the five-year-old.
Cierre Wood (left) and Amy Taylor (right) were arrested and charged by the Las Vegas police after the death of Taylor's young daughter
From 2010 to 2013, Wood played college football for Notre Dame and quickly caught the attention of NFL scouting agents.
He scored 16 touchdowns in three seasons.
However, the athlete's later career in the NFL was limited and he spent most of the time in exercise groups.
Wood started as a free agent at Houston Texas in January 2013.
The New England Patriots admitted him to their practice group in November of this year, but he was released after less than two months.
Wood had a famous college football career with Nore Dame. He plays for college in 2012
Wood quickly caught the attention of the NFL scouting agents during his time at Notre Dame. He is pictured on the field in 2011
Later, in conjunction with the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills, Wood saw only five carry in the regular season.
He was last reported to be playing in the Canadian Football League, but was released in May 2018.
It is unclear when Wood and Taylor met or when he moved to Las Vegas.
A Facebook profile that no longer exists shows that he is the father of his own little daughter Braelyn.
A Facebook profile shows photos from 2013 in which Wood talks about a young girl who is believed to be her own daughter
Wood spends time with the young girl, who is probably daughter Braelyn
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