Falcons Cut LB Prince Shembo After Arrest For Kicking Girlfriend’s Yorkie To Death


Break ups can be hard, but the revenge one Atlanta Falcons LB decided to take after his girlfriend broke up with him, has left him unemployed and facing criminal charges.

Prince Shembo, was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals after kicking his girlfriend’s Yorkie last month.


On April 19th Shembo’s girlfriend left her small dog, Dior, with him. When she returned, Dior was unresponsive. She took the dog to an animal hospital where Dior later died. An autopsy discovered “significant internal injuries,” with the cause of death listed as blunt force trauma. Injuries included a fractured rib, fractured liver, abdominal hemorrhage, thoracic hemorrhage, extensive bruising and hemorrhage in the muscles in her front leg and shoulders, head trauma, hemorrhage and edema in lungs, hemorrhage between the esophagus and trachea, and hemorrhage in the left eye. Shembo later admitted to his girlfriend that he had kicked the dog after she broke up with him.

The Falcons immediately cut Shembo after learning of the charges. If you recall, Michael Vick was the quarterback for the Falcons when he was hit with dog fighting charges.