John Daly Charged With Assault in Incident Involving His Wife

From Associated Press

John Daly, PGA champion in 1991, has been arrested and charged with third-degree assault. He allegedly threw his wife against a wall during an argument after he had been drinking early Sunday morning.

Daly, 26, was arrested Wednesday, Sgt. Kim Castellano of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Dept. said Thursday. In accordance with the county’s domestic violence policy, he was taken before a judge and posted $1,000 bond.

According to the arrest affidavit, Daly’s wife, Bettye, told sheriff’s officers that Daly “just lost it,” while drinking at the couple’s home.


The incident began when Bettye Daly, 40, asked a guest “if he could control his girlfriend as she was ‘hitting on John,’ ” the affidavit says. Daly threw Bettye Daly up against a wall and was pulling her hair, then “lost his temper and destroyed the house,” the document says.

Sheriff’s officers found broken glass throughout the home, smashed pictures on the floor, windows broken, a big-screen television pushed over, broken liquor bottles on the floor, two large holes in the basement wall and blood splattered on a wall in the basement.

Daly then allegedly left.