Austin FC's Cecilio Dominguez under investigation after police report alleges 'verbal and emotional abuse'
Two weeks after the Austin FC star player's sudden suspension, sources told ESPN that Designated Player Cecilio Dominguez is under investigation with Major League Soccer for alleged verbal and emotional abuse toward his ex-partner.
Dominguez's indefinite suspension was quickly announced April 8 ahead of the investigation. No other information was given at the time, although his agent was featured in a Paraguayan radio interview days later claiming that the incident was a "misunderstanding" that would be cleared up soon.
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— RadioCut (@RadioCutFm) April 12, 2022
According to a police report obtained by ESPN, the league investigation began after members of the Austin Police Department were called to Dominguez's residence on April 8. The report said that Dominguez "was advised to not come back to the home as a result of report of family abuse" but that no charges were filed against him.
Austin FC told ESPN it "proactively provide(ed) preliminary information" regarding the report to the league and that "Austin FC continues to help and work closely with MLS on its ongoing investigation."
The club also contacted domestic violence experts after receiving the news, ESPN's source said.
"The club will refrain from further comment until the conclusion of that investigation," the club said.
Dominguez was not arrested, and no further action is being taken regarding the incident. In the police report, the alleged victim said that the two are no longer together and live separately, although Dominguez will continue to support her family.
A since-dropped domestic violence and psychological damage lawsuit was also filed against Dominguez in 2017 by another ex-partner of his in Paraguay.
Before his suspension, Dominguez was tied as Austin FC's top goalscorer last season and was one of its top-billed players with a highly-coveted "Designated Player" status. The club has won both of its matches since his absence and will once again play without Dominguez in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against San Antonio FC in San Antonio at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
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Austin police are investigating the killing of Moriah "Mo" Wilson after she was found with gunshot wounds inside an Austin home.
Wilson, a gravel and mountain bike racer, was visiting Austin from Colorado in preparation for the Gravel Locos race on Saturday taking place in Hico, a small town 2 hours from Austin.
On Wednesday, her roommate came home and found Wilson unresponsive with "a lot of blood near her,” police said. It is now being investigated as a suspicious death. No further information on the suspect or motive behind the killing are available at this time.
Wilson recently had become a full-time biker after winning a slew of races in the past year.
Some of your favorite Instagram filters can’t be used in Texas anymore and Austinites are sounding off on social media.
Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, announced on Wednesday that certain filters would no longer be available in Texas.
The change is a result of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Meta, alleging the company uses facial recognition technology that violates laws in Texas. A release from Meta says it stopped using facial recognition tech in November 2021 and denies Paxton’s allegations.
Some Austinites bemoaned the shift, saying some of their favorite filters were now unavailable.
This was my FAVORITE filter on @instagram and they done removed it cause I’m in Texas ! Like wowwwwww pic.twitter.com/uX60hdIC0Q
— Pinkyy Montana (@inkstar_pinkyy) May 11, 2022
i heard that instagram filters got banned in texas? what the actual fuck y’all better give me my favorite filter back
— lia 🤍 (@liatootrill) May 11, 2022
loved this stupid filter sm i hate texas pic.twitter.com/DXr9mmUc64
— birthday boy jeno 🎂 (@beabtox) May 12, 2022
But more often than not, locals joked about the ban.
Texas women seeing the filter ban on IG pic.twitter.com/yDMcP3Qtsr
— Christian (Anabolic) Flores (@christian_flo24) May 11, 2022
So, the state of Texas has banned filter use on IG? THE END IS NEAR. 😂
— THE FRANCHISE! Франшиза (@NYCFranchise718) May 12, 2022
And some in-between chose to show off some natural beauty.
I live in Texas, but no filter needed. 😉 pic.twitter.com/A6teRgYMKn
— bad and bruja (@starseedmami) May 11, 2022
filter, no filter..texas women still reign supreme.
— 🎍 (@_sixile) May 11, 2022
Finally, some are trying to cash in on the opportunity.
Texas IG users- if you want to filter your picture cashapp me $1.50 $ErvnYng
— Gemini (@ervn_y) May 11, 2022
Meta said it plans to create an opt-in system for both Texas and Illinois residents, who are facing the same issues.