NFL Cheerleader & Iraq Vet Deserves Some Sympathy for Her Violence

One military member survived Iraq only to come home and find danger lurking in her boyfriend's cellphone in the form of a "flirty" message to his ex. That's no way to treat a soldier, sir! Megan Welter, who spent 16 months overseas and led a platoon in Iraq, and who is now a cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals, must have felt she was back in the line of fire when she read the cutesy text her boyfriend sent to a woman. The woman had sent him a picture of a dog, and the boyfriend had responded: "Are you trying to turn me on with a girl dog?" Hmm. Not sure what that means exactly, but it's never a good idea to write the words "turn me on" to another woman -- especially when your girlfriend is in the Army!

Police were called to Megan's home when she dialed 911 to report that her boyfriend was assaulting her. However, when cops got there, they arrested Megan instead -- because it was the boyfriend who had scratches and bruises. Oh, and he also had video that he'd taken with his cellphone of Megan clawing him and repeatedly asking, "Who is she? Who is she? Who is she?" In the video, Megan is clearly the aggressor, yet she called 911 and told the operator that HE was the aggressor. Oh yeah, she also cut up his photo ID and credit card.

Speaking of which, the video of Megan's attack is online. Sheesh, what's up with private arguments being put online these days? Is nothing sacred anymore?!

The boyfriend, however, is not pressing charges. And he had some very nice things to say about Megan. He told 3TV:

People make mistakes, no one is perfect. I honestly want the best for her and I hope that this doesn't take away from the good things that she has done for both the NFL, as well as the service to our country.

That's pretty forgiving, isn't it? Let's face it, she probably went through a lot in Iraq and might be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or other issues.

That doesn't excuse her resorting to violence against her boyfriend -- but perhaps she just deserves a break here. I really, really hope she gets some professional help. It would NOT be right for a male vet to scratch and pull the hair of a female, and it is not right for a female to do it.

Megan sounds like she's in a lot of pain and needs help. And hopefully she and her boyfriend stay away from each other because they sound like a toxic combination.

Do you think she needs help or jail?

Image via Scottsdale Police Dept.

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youth... youthfulsoul

I think he's a douche bag who clearly was over the relationship without informing his girlfriend about that.

Chana... Chanandler.Bong

I have a feeling if this was a male veteran who beat his girlfriend, you'd be less sympathetic. I'm sure this woman does need help; many who serve our country are underserved as far as mental health after their service. I just think we as a society need to be consistent with how we treat violence. If it's a man beating a woman, he's a monster who won't ever change and needs to be kept away from women forever. If it's a woman beating a man, the woman deserves sympathy and the man probably did something to instigate it anyway. This double standard is harmful and sends a message to men that our society doesn't care if they are on the receiving end of abuse. And that's just plain wrong.

Gen Cares

Help with realizing that men are liars, and they will do anything and say anything just so you believe them. That is the reality. So get some medication because men suck and they really dont care who they hurt: Mother, sister, daughter, friend, girlfriend, wife. That is why the divorce rate is so high, learn how to leave him and his life style of dog fetish alone and pop a xanax to deal with everyones sins so the devil wont get you again!!!

nonmember avatar AshleighB

You need to do your research on PTSD, because that doesn't sound like the case here. Those who suffer from PTSD rarely choose violence. They dislike being in crowds, are startled by loud noises, and suffer from nightmares. While they do suffer from anger issues, they still rarely turn to violence. This girl sounds like a jealous psycho, nothing more, especially since she blamed the attack on him.

Nelli... NellieAthome

Chanandler.Bong is absolutely correct. Ms Blakeley is a hypocrite who spews a double standard. Chris Brown hits his girl friend and he is condemned daily as a monster who will never change. This woman assaults her boyfriend and we need to feel sorry for her, forgive her and help her move on.

Disgusting...... violence is never appropriate in an argument, whether one is a vet or a rapper, whether one s male or female. Nor does one instance mean the aggressor is beyond redemption, whether one is a vet or a rapper , male or female.

Gen Cares - you obviosuly have some serious problems you need help with. ALL men are not liars anymore than ALL women are angels.

April Compton

NOT EVERY SOLDIER HAS FUCKING PTSD!!!! It's called the woman found out her boyfriend was cheating.

sassy... sassykat122

I do not think it is appropriate what the woman did any more than if a man had done it. I do not think the woman is beyond redemption anymore than a man. I think she needs counseling to address some serious violent tendencies and emotional issues just as if a man did it. I also think if a man had left scratches and bruises on his woman after finding flirtatious texts on HER phone we all would demand he accept the consequences and i think this woman should not be allowed contact with him and should be required a small amount of jail time. Just as if a man had done it

Elaine Cox

the stir with their usual man bad woman good nonsense...the guy is a butthead but it dont make her ptsd

Kelly Lynn Schwartz

Yep...pretty sure she's just a psycho chick! No sympathy for her, sorry.

nonmember avatar Winona

I think everyone should leave her alone! This guy sounds like a cheating scumbag and she had every right to kick his butt! Violence is a part of human nature. She doesn't need help and shouldnt go to jail for putting that jerk in his place.

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