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An ex-Miami Hurricanes QB has been arrested on Keys domestic battery complaint

Robert Eugene Marve
Robert Eugene Marve

Former Miami Hurricanes quarterback Robert Marve has been arrested in Hillsborough County on an out-of-county warrant that was filed with the Key West Police Department charging him with domestic battery by strangulation stemming from an incident in Key West last week with his former girlfriend.

Police booked Marve, 29, into jail at 10:20 a.m. Friday. He was released on a $50,000 bond.

The Tampa Bay Times reported on Thursday that the Key West warrant that came out Wednesday said Marve’s ex-girlfriend Channing Tomes has accused Marve, 29, of allegations of sexual battery and aggravated battery. The outlet reported a deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office saw Tomes with “bruises all over her face, neck and legs” at the Key West Airport on July 7. Tomes also filed a restraining order against Marve in Hillsborough County on Monday.

Marve, a Tampa native who is listed as the athletic director at Tampa Sports Academy on his arrest docket, started his college football career with the Miami Hurricanes. After sitting out the 2007 season while recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident, he started 11 games in 2008. However, he was also suspended twice that year.

The quarterback transferred to Purdue after the 2008 season and spent his final three years of eligibility with the Boilermakers.

Marve then spent two years in the Canadian Football League playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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