Former Eskimos defensive back at the centre of police brutality case

A video of a former Edmonton Eskimo defensive back being slammed to the ground during an arrest in Georgia has gone viral, raising questions about the conduct of the officers.

Desmond Marrow, who was a member of Eskimos in 2013 and 2014, posted details of his Dec. 2 arrest in a Facebook post last Thursday. The post included video of the incident in which Marrow is heard telling officers that he is not fighting back as they slam him to the ground and begin to choke him.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Henry County police force is now investigating the arrest and the officer involved has been placed on administrative duty.

Marrow, 30, signed with Eskimos in February 2013 but was released four months later, re-signed in January 2014 then cut the following June. He did not appear in a game.