Darron Lee, who is 28 years old, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of attack and two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence.
He was taken to jail after being caught in Ohio on Monday.
In his five years in the NFL as a defender, Lee played for four different teams.
In 2016, the New York Jets picked him with the 20th pick overall. He then played for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Buffalo Bills, and the Las Vegas Raiders.
The mother of Lee's son, Lindsey McGlone, is said to have called the cops in Dublin, Ohio.
She said that Lee was hurting Candice Lee, who is Lee's mother.