A former cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who was proposed to on the reality TV show “The Bachelor” was accused of punching a man she lives with in the mouth, authorities said.
Mary Delgado was taken into custody just after midnight Wednesday on a battery charge and was under the influence of alcohol when she was arrested, according to a police affidavit.
Delgado received a proposal on the show in 2004 from professional bass fisherman Byron Velvick. The two appeared together Tuesday in a special episode of “The Bachelor” called “After the Final Rose.”
The police affidavit does not name Delgado’s fiance, but says the pair have lived together “as a family” for the last three years. According to sheriff officials, Delgado was released Wednesday afternoon.
She gave her name as Maribel Liliana Delgado. A telephone listing for the pair could not be found.
Seminole is about 10 miles northwest of St. Petersburg.