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Judge extends restraining order against former Plant HS quarterback

Robert Marve's ex-girlfriend asked for injunction
Posted at 4:40 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 18:17:23-04

PLANT CITY, Fla.- A former Plant High School quarterback appeared in a Hillsborough County courtroom on Thursday. His ex-girlfriend asked a judge to extend an injunction against him.

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Robert Marve played football at Plant High School in Tampa. He also played for University of Miami and Purdue University.

In court records, his ex-girlfriend, Channing Tomes, accuses him of beating her, stomping on her throat and pulling a knife out. 

It happened during a July vacation to Key West, according to court records.

Tomes also mentioned a May 2018 incident in court records.

Tomes wrote, "At the club, the respondent (Marve) became angry and bit my lip. He told me we were leaving and I knew what was going to happen next. He took me outside to the side of his truck and struck me in the face causing my head to dent his truck."  

Tomes asked a judge to extend the injunction for "as long as possible." 

A judge extended that injunction or "no contact order" for the next year.

Marve's attorney, Daniel Fernandez, said the 29-year-old is a good guy. He asked to pray before Thursday's court hearing.

"What he said during that prayer was not evil. This is a decent human being. He's a good guy. The relationship between these two individuals was volatile, even toxic," said Daniel Fernandez, Marve's attorney.

"An injunction is basically an order of no contact. Ms. Tomes wanted no contact. We agreed it would be in the best interest of all parties not to have contact," added Fernandez. 

Fernandez told ABC Action News in the past, the 5-month relationship between Marve and Tomes was one of bondage and dominant/submissive sex. Fernandez said. "Everything that went on between them although unconventional was consensual." 

Tomes did not want to speak to media on Thursday after the court hearing.

She told ABC Action News in the past, "Robert Marve is no Christian Grey. The abuse I and other victims endured was not sexually based, but pure evil. Rape and domestic violence are never okay. I have found that the only safe word with Robert Marve is 911."