Switching Lanes | Ja’Marr Chase’s Ex Ambar Nicole Clarifies Serious Abuse Allegations Made Against Bengals WR

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Ambar Nicole, the mother of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase’s child, is clarifying allegations she made about the All-Pro. Earlier this week Nicole called on the NFL to cut chase for being abusive and threatening. Nicole provided context to her comments via Instagram Live saying “Abuse as in mentally, not physically.” Chase hasn’t addressed the allegations.

Nicole initially shared screen shots of a text message conversation with an individual believed to be Chase in which they appear to be in disagreement over an issue. She continued to post on her Instagram Story about narcissism and implied that Chase is a narcissist. Nicole also accused Chase of having his mother threaten to confront her at her home.

“Get this abuser Ja’Marr out of the league. I’m tired of this abuser and deadbeat abusing and threatening me. Calling your own child a b***h. And having your mom threatening to come to my house. You cannot call yourself a man, you are in fact a horrible person!”

In her clarifying comments via Instagram story Nicole said her words were being twisted.

“Abuse as in mentally NOT physically. And no one came to my house and beat me up. Stop twisting my words. Keeping my life and family private.”

As of now these are allegations made by one party and there are no criminal or legal proceedings taking place as far as we know.

It has been a slow start to the season for Chase and the Bengals coming off last year’s run to the Super Bowl. They are 2-3 and production is down across the board.

Through five games Chase has 32 receptions for 343 yards and two touchdowns. He is ranked 49th and 52nd respectively in Football Outsiders DYAR and DVOA stats among wide receivers. Chase finished sixth and 11th in those same categories last season.

The Bengals are in New Orleans this weekend to take on the Saints. For Chase and quarterback Joe Burrow it’s a site where they have very happy memories. As teammates on LSU they won the national championship at the Caesars Superdome back in 2020.

Maybe a return to a place where they had success can be a spark to turn things around.

“That s— was crazy, I ain’t gonna lie,” Chase said. “That was probably one of the best wins that I’ve actually enjoyed. That was a great win to enjoy after the season. Seeing all of the celebs in there, that was cool seeing those guys that were going to be in the league with me the very next year.”

Chase is carrying on a new trend of LSU wide receivers doing big things in the NFL. Though he might disagree with the verbiage. It began with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, now Chase is continuing it with Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson.

“I wouldn’t say carrying on, I would say we’re starting off,” Chase told ESPN. “I say we are the start of a new legacy, and it started with Odell and Jarvis. We’re just starting it off as us four, and we’re just building the process on out.”

Chase was the offensive rookie of the year, earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors in 2021.