Prince Shembo is currently looking for work and that new job may never come after he was arrested and charged with a felony for allegedly purposely killing the dog belonging to his ex girlfriend.


Within hours of charges being filed accusing him of kicking and killing his then-girlfriend’s small dog, the Falcons have released linebacker Prince Shembo, according to Zach Klein of WSB. The Falcons have since announced the move themselves.

“We are aware of the charges that have been filed against Prince Shembo,” the team 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.”

Shembo was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals, for allegedly kicking a Yorkshire terrier named Dior, causing massive internal injuries.

The Falcons were willing to stick up for Shembo after they chose him in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, despite an incident during his college years at Notre Dame. He was accused of sexually assaulting a female student at nearby St. Mary’s College, who later committed suicide.

Many still believe he got away with murder in that case because there was never a real investigation done by school officials and the fact she later killed herself after still claiming Shembo raped her, it was clear she wasn’t lying in my book. It’s really ashame and the NFL continues to let players with sketchy off field issues play. Hopefully this is the end of Shembo in the NFL. But it won’t be.