Miami Dolphins defensive back Jonathon Amaya has been charged with battery after police said he choked a taxi driver.

A Miami Beach Police report shows Amaya was arrested early Monday morning.

The report said Amaya offered the taxi driver $100 to take him from Miami Beach to Weston. The driver told police Amaya became aggressive, so he turned around the car and asked him to get out. The driver said Amaya then leaned forward, wrapped his hands around the driver’s neck and starting choking him. Officers saw the taxi driving erratically and heard the driver scream “this man is trying to kill me.”

Police escorted Amaya out of the car and he was later arrested. The driver wasn’t injured.

Broncos sign RB Hester

The Denver Broncos have signed former Chargers running back Jacob Hester to take the spot opened when Willis McGahee went on injured reserve.

Carroll mum on penalties

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he cannot comment on the possibility of his starting cornerbacks, Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, facing a four-game suspension over violation of the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

ESPN.com first reported Sunday afternoon, following the Seahawks’ 24-21 loss at Miami, that Browner and Sherman are facing suspensions and are in the process of appealing. The team has only said it is aware of the report.

Dallas’ Carter out for year

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter is out for the season with a dislocated left elbow. Carter injured the elbow in Thursday’s 38-31 loss to Washington.