According to Oceanside, California police, Seau was arrested around midnight Sunday on a charge of felony spousal assault with injury allegedly involving his live-in girlfriend.
San Diego sheriff's Lieutenant Phil Brust says Seau was released from jail around 3:30 a.m., about five hours before the crash.
After Seau was released, he drove his 2005 Cadillac Escalade off a cliff in Carlsbad, California. According to police on the scene Seau was pulled from the wreckage with cuts and bruises and taken to a hospital in La Jolla.
Richard Doan, who answered the phone of a woman who works for Seau's foundation, says Seau is shaken up but appears to have escaped serious injury.
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Photos Courtesy: Boston Herald, Ryan Sattley