TAMPA, Fla. -- A former standout quarterback in Tampa Bay is out on bond after being accused of beating his ex-girlfriend.
- Former Plant High School QB facing domestic battery charges
- Robert Marve accused of beating ex-girlfriend
- Marve was an all-star quarterback at Plant High in 2006
Robert Marve, 29, is facing domestic battery charges in connection with an incident in Key West earlier this month involving his girlfriend at the time.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Marve attacked her in their hotel room after reading text messages on her phone.
The arrest report states that he punched her several times and at one point knocked her to the ground and stomped on her throat. Officials said the woman had several bruises but is recovering.
Marve was an all-star quarterback at Plant High School in Tampa, earning "Mister Football" honors in 2006. He went on to play at Miami and Purdue.
Most recently, he served as Athletic Director for the Tampa Sports Academy. In a statement released to Spectrum Bay News 9, the Academy's lawyer wrote:
"Mr. Marve was placed on leave of absence for an indefinite period of time. We respect the legal process and will take appropriate measures as more information becomes available to us."
Marve was released on a $50,000 bond.