The NFL has been rocked by the arrest of former player LaVar Ball and his son LaShawn, who were charged with battery after a domestic incident in China.
Ball, 32, and his family were reportedly arrested on Tuesday.
The two were accused of “feloniously assaulting” a woman who was trying to break up with Ball and her 2-year-old son.
The NFL issued a statement saying the league is “aware of the charges brought against the Ball family and are cooperating fully with law enforcement.”
“The NFL takes these matters very seriously and is cooperating fully,” the statement read.
“The league is confident in the thorough investigation that is ongoing.”
Ball’s son, LaShaqu, is currently on the Rams roster and the team was scheduled to have a voluntary offseason program this week, but that is no longer on the table.
LaShawn Ball was arrested in Beijing on Tuesday after being accused of assaulting a woman at a restaurant, according to the Chinese news outlet Xinhua.
According to the arrest report, the woman, a female employee, was waiting for Ball at a McDonald’s on Monday morning.
“The male employee arrived at the McDonald’s and Ball went to sit on the sofa with the female employee,” the report said.
“After waiting for an hour, Ball left the McDonalds, but the female female employee went to her home to pick up her son and returned to the McDonald.”
The female employee returned to her apartment and contacted the male employee and asked him to check on the male and female employees.
“Upon further inspection, the male worker discovered that there was a fistfight and he reported the incident to the management and the police.”
The report said the altercation happened at the restaurant’s restaurant in Beijing’s Shendiao District.
It is not clear if Ball will face charges in Beijing.
While the league’s official statement on the matter said that Ball was “trying to be a good father” and “a good father,” the league has been criticized for not being proactive in helping its players.
In June, Ball was caught on video threatening to “kill” former Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman in front of his son and wife in a hotel lobby.
Earlier this month, a video surfaced of Ball calling a reporter a “f—ing liar” after a reporter called to ask him about a story about the alleged domestic violence.
Last month, Ball, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was arrested and charged with child abuse after his 11-year old son was reportedly injured during a visit to a child’s birthday party.