PORT ST. LUCIE — Professional football player Corey MacIntyre was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor battery, according to an affidavit.
McIntyre, 34, of the 100 block of Southwest Hidden Cove Way, was charged by Port St. Lucie police after they interviewed him and a woman at his home about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. McIntyre has played for the Buffalo Bills the last few years but is a free agent.
The misdemeanor charge comes just three days before McIntyre was scheduled for a celebrity softball game at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. His foundation and the Van Duzer Foundation had teamed up for the event, which organizers announced Wednesday afternoon had been canceled and was not expected be rescheduled.
Event organizers could not be reached for comment Wednesday. Tickets already purchased will be refunded, they said in a statement that cited "unforeseen circumstances" for the cancelation.
McIntyre, a South Fork High School graduate, allegedly was in his bathtub when he was arguing with a woman about information on his cellphone, according to the arrest affidavit. When the woman tried to throw his phone in the bath water, McIntyre told officers he attempted to get out of the tub and pulled the shower curtain, causing the rod to strike the woman. He chased after the woman and grabbed her shirt, ripping it as she was trying to leave, the affidavit states.
McIntyre posted bail at the St. Lucie County Jail Wednesday.
A beneficiary for Saturday's event would have been Jahwann McInytre, the ballplayer's cousin and a Martin County firefighter seriously burned in a Dec. 27 arson at 1151 S.W. Blue Water Way in Stuart. The former homeowner, Joseph Haas, 47, was charged with intentionally setting the home ablaze.
Members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office and the St. Lucie County Fire District would have played the game against McIntyre and other professional athletes, such as his teammates from the Bills.