Jason 'Mayhem' Miller Arrested for Simple Assault

Police arrested Jason "Mayhem" Miller on charges of simple assault and false imprisonment after putting his sister in a headlock. Photo by Dave Mandel for Sherdog.com

There's been a lot of spectacular athlete arrests over the years. Louisiana police apprehended Leon Lett Nate Newton with over 175 pounds of marijuana in his truck. Plaxico Burress shot himself in a nightclub. MMA's own Quinton Jackson sped through Orange County hopped up on energy drinks and one hell of a religious experience, living up to his "Rampage" moniker in a monster truck.

And now we can add Jason Miller to that list...for putting his sister in a prolonged headlock. TMZ, of course, reports:

Law enforcement tells TMZ, Miller and his sis were at some house party in North Carolina -- when his sister decided she wanted to take off.

According to law enforcement, Jason's sister claims he wouldn't let her leave -- and put her into a headlock.

We're told Jason's sister managed to escape and notified the Chatham County Sheriff -- who had Jason arrested later that evening for simple assault and false imprisonment.

Jason has since posted bail and been released. Several calls to both Jason and his sister were not returned.

Michael David Smith of MMA Fighting reports that Miller was released under a $5,000 secured bond.

This is not Miller's first run in with the law. In 2006, he was accused, and later acquitted, of kicking in a locked door at his girlfriend's apartment and assaulting a man inside.

Miller found himself the victim of assault in April of 2010 when the Cesar Gracie camp took offense and put the boots to Miller for entering the cage following Jake Shields' victory over Dan Henderson. No charges were filed, though the principals, including Miller were fined up to $7,500 and suspended for three months by the Tennessee Athletic Commission.

Along with Michael Bisping, Miller will appear as a coach on the Ultimate Fighter 14, which wrapped up shooting in July. The two coaches will fight at the show's live finale on December 3.

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