Detroit Lions running back David Montgomery and girlfriend Tatum Causey’s pitbull was involved in a gruesome biting encounter with a smaller dog days after their move to Michigan this summer, according to reports.

Montgomery, who sealed an $18million switch to Detroit back in March, had just got settled into his new home in the city when pitbull mix Lola was accused of biting the smaller dog in question and breaking its leg.

According to TMZ Sports, officers were called out to his Grosse Pointe Shores residence on June 4 over allegations of Lola escaping from the property and attacking another dog on the sidewalk.

In police body cam footage from the incident obtained by TMZ, Causey can be heard telling officers that she was in her backyard when she discovered Lola had escaped.

At the start of the video, the smaller dog’s owner appears to say: ‘Our dog’s just been attacked by their pitbull.’

Detroit Lions running back David Montgomery and girlfriend Tatum Causey's pitbull was reportedly involved in a gruesome biting encounter with a smaller dog

Detroit Lions running back David Montgomery and girlfriend Tatum Causey's pitbull was reportedly involved in a gruesome biting encounter with a smaller dog

Detroit Lions running back David Montgomery and girlfriend Tatum Causey’s pitbull was reportedly involved in a gruesome biting encounter with a smaller dog

The couple's pitbull mix Lola (pictured) was accused of biting a smaller dog and breaking its leg after escaping from their new Michigan home

The couple's pitbull mix Lola (pictured) was accused of biting a smaller dog and breaking its leg after escaping from their new Michigan home

The couple’s pitbull mix Lola (pictured) was accused of biting a smaller dog and breaking its leg after escaping from their new Michigan home

Officers were called to Montgomery's property on June 4 after Lola's alleged attack

Officers were called to Montgomery's property on June 4 after Lola's alleged attack

Officers were called to Montgomery’s property on June 4 after Lola’s alleged attack

Causey then says when probed by the officer: ‘We just moved in this week.’

The other distressed owner goes on to express fears that his dog is ‘going to die’ after being attacked by Causey and Montgomery’s pitbull.

Causey later explains to the officer: ‘I go inside, literally opened the door and I said, “Anybody see Lola?”

‘So, I’m looking in the backyard for her, she normally stays right in the backyard, but when I walk out, I see my brother carrying her.’ 

The accusing owners, who also claim they suffered bite wounds and cuts of their own during the incident, claim their pup was diagnosed with two leg fractures and required stitches.

The report claims that Causey was charged with misdemeanor harboring a vicious dog over the alleged attack, although court records show she pleaded not guilty to the charge in late June. She is due for another hearing next month.

Causey, who has a seven-month-old boy with Montgomery, appeared to suggest Lola has since passed away after the biting episode in an emotional Instagram post back in July.

Montgomery put pen to paper on a three-year, $18m contract with the Lions back in March, two months after he and Causey welcomed their first child

Montgomery put pen to paper on a three-year, $18m contract with the Lions back in March, two months after he and Causey welcomed their first child

Montgomery put pen to paper on a three-year, $18m contract with the Lions back in March, two months after he and Causey welcomed their first child

He is set to get his debut season for Detroit up and running against Kansas City Chiefs on September 7

He is set to get his debut season for Detroit up and running against Kansas City Chiefs on September 7

He is set to get his debut season for Detroit up and running against Kansas City Chiefs on September 7

She wrote: ‘So many quiet days just filled with your unconditional love. You are and always will be the best. My soul dog, I love you forever and ever my Lola Bear’.

Montgomery put pen to paper on a lucrative three-year contract with the Lions earlier this year and is currently gearing up for his debut season.

Detroit’s opening fixture in the 2023 NFL campaign comes against Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday September 7. 

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