Florida International University tight end Jonnu Smith's pregnant girlfriend, 20yrs old Mary Gaspar poured boiling water on him after a dispute inside his apartment.
According to the arrest affidavit, Gaspar at the FIU police headquarters recounted what happened.
"The two argued through the day over the attention Smith was paying to her and their relationship". While in Smith’s dorm room and “feeling extremely emotional and stressed,” she told police, she boiled a pot of water. Then, she walked over to Smith and poured it on him. When Smith didn’t react strongly enough for her, she started hitting him with her open hands."
Smith suffered severe burns on his head, neck, back, a shoulder, an arm and had to be hospitalized after the incident.
Gaspar, five months pregnant with Smith’s child was arrested two days later. She pleaded not guilty.
There are fears that Smith who has a promising football career won't be able to return to the game.