Robert Mahone, a Boise State running back, has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested Monday and charged with domestic battery or assault in the presence of a child.
Mahone, a redshirt senior, is facing a misdemeanor charge, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. A team spokesperson confirmed Monday evening that the football player has been suspended from all team activities.At around 5:15 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to a home near North Allumbaugh Street and West Fairview Avenue
Robert Mahone, a redshirt senior, is facing a misdemeanor charge, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office. A team spokesperson confirmed Monday evening that the football player has been suspended from all team activities.
At around 5:15 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to a home near North Allumbaugh Street and West Fairview Avenue after being notified of a possible domestic disturbance and that a child was present, according to a Boise Police Department spokesperson.
Officers arrived and located a suspect, identified by authorities as Mahone. After an investigation, police arrested Mahone on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. He was booked into the Ada County Jail at around 6:30 p.m.
Mahone appeared in front of Magistrate Judge Adam Kimball on Tuesday afternoon via video call from the Ada County Jail. Mahone allegedly was a part of a verbal altercation that turned physical, according to Janice Beller, deputy city attorney for the Boise City Prosecutor’s Office.
Beller alleged during the Tuesday hearing that Mahone pushed the victim into a closet before forcefully pushing the same person to the ground and damaging an item in the home. Beller also alleged that there is a “history of unreported violence” between Mahone and the victim, and it was reported in a 911 call made to police that Mahone allegedly has a handgun.
Kimball allowed Mahone to be released on his own recognizance, but ordered a no-contact order be put in place between Mahone and the vicitm in the case. It was not immediately clear when he will be released from jail custody, but Mahone’s next court date is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on Sept. 9.
Last season, Mahone turned himself into police over an unpaid speeding ticket but faced no discipline from the team.
His daughter, Jorja, was born in July 2019. Mahone is originally from Atlanta.
Mahone, who played his high school ball in Prosper, Texas, appeared in 13 games and made seven starts last fall for Boise State. He has appeared in 39 games since 2017.