Former NFL player and his girlfriend are charged with 20 felony child abuses

By LUKE ANDREWS FOR MAILONLINE and ASSOCIATED PRESS

A former NFL player and his girlfriend have been indicted with 20 felony child abuses after her five-year-old daughter died while doing sit-ups.

Previous Canadian football league running back Cierre Marcelle Wood, 28, had put 26-year-old Amy Taylor’s daughter La’Rayah Davis on a grueling exercise regime because he thought she was ‘chunky’.

The girl collapsed and hit her head on the carpeted floor on April 9, before being rushed to a Las Vegas hospital where she later died.

An autopsy later found the child had 20 newly broken ribs, internal bleeding, a lacerated liver and bruises to her heart, diaphragm and connective tissue.

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