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Ex-Dolphin CB Xavien Howard Accused of Sending Explicit Photograph to Ex’s Son

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Former Miami Dolphins CB Xavien Howard Accused of Sending Explicit Photograph to Ex's Son

Former Miami Dolphins star cornerback Xavien Howard allegedly sent a male teenager a sexually explicit photograph of the teen’s mother because she refused to get an abortion, according to court documents.

Ex-Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard used revenge porn on woman, shared content with minor

According to ESPN’s report, the allegation was made Thursday in a lawsuit filed last year by a woman who is not the teenager’s mother. Howard, 30, is accused of secretly recording them having sex and then sharing the recordings with others. This is referred to as revenge porn.

The woman said Howard shared, without consent, sex tapes she had agreed to make as well. Attorneys for the woman want the teenager, who is now 18, added as a plaintiff against Howard.

The teenager is the son of another woman who attorneys say also had a relationship with Howard and was recorded having sex with him.

“Xavien Howard operates by intimidation and force. Where he goes, destruction follows, and the lives of two individuals have been irrevocably altered because of him,” attorneys Cam Justice and Adriana Alcalde wrote in their filing.

“Mr. Howard denies the claims and looks forward to prevailing in a court of law,” Howard’s attorney, Ted Craig, said in a short statement.

In the lawsuit, filed under the pseudonym Jane Doe, a woman says she dated the NFL player for several months in 2022. A few months after they broke up, she received an Instagram message from a woman who said Howard had sent her sexually explicit videos of himself having sex with various women, including Doe.

That woman told Doe that Howard had sent her the videos because she spurned his sexual advances.

Another woman contacted Doe in April 2023, claiming that Howard had also sent her videos

In April 2023, another woman contacted Doe, saying Xavien Howard had also sent her videos because she had also rejected his advances. Doe said that she consented once to Howard recording their sexual activity.

However, other videos were recorded secretly without her consent.

In the latest filing seeking to add the teen as a plaintiff, he says that in September 2022, his mother and Howard were fighting over her refusal to have an abortion. The woman says Howard is the child’s father.

According to the attorneys, Howard texted the teenager a photograph of his mother engaging in sex “in his ongoing crusade to debase and humiliate” the woman and caused “severe emotional distress” to the teenager.

“Howard’s conduct was outrageous [and] went beyond all boundaries of decency,” Justice and Alcalde wrote in their filing.

The suit is requesting damages in excess of $50,000. No criminal charges have been filed.

Xavien Howard was selected 38th overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 2016 draft out of Baylor. He played eight seasons with the AFC East team. The 6-foot-1, 203-pound cornerback intercepted 29 passes in 100 games and has been selected to four Pro Bowls.

Howard’s production declined over the past couple of seasons, as he finished with just one interception in both the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The Texas native played through groin injuries in 2022 and was limited to 13 games in 2023 because of hip and foot injuries.

The Dolphins released Howard this offseason to save cap space. He is still a free agent.