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Police: NFL player attacks Yankees prospect following fight over signing bonuses

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EDMOND, Okla. - Charges have been filed against a former Edmond athlete, who is accused of assaulting a New York Yankees pitching prospect from Oklahoma.

Ty Hensley is barely recognizable following a violent fight over the holidays.

Doctors say he is suffering from a fractured jaw and several other injuries.

We're told Hensley was at a bar with friends and ended up at a home in The Village.

In addition to Hensley, another athlete was also at the house.

Anthony Morales, who is currently a free agent in the NFL, met Hensley inside the home.

A witness told police that she heard Hensley and Morales arguing about signing bonuses.

"She never heard any voices raise but heard a scuffle, then heard something crash in the living room," the witness reportedly said.

Authorities say Morales allegedly kicked Hensley in the face and knocked him unconscious.

“From the police report, it appears Mr. Morales was stomping Ty with his feet while Ty was on the ground and unable to defend himself,” said Jacob Diesselhorst, Hensley's attorney.

Police say Morales immediately left the scene.

Hensley was rushed to the hospital to get stitches and have his mouth wired shut.

“By the time he even realized what happened, he was in the hospital and people were telling him how hurt he is,” Diesselhorst said.

However, Morales has a different version of events.

He says he was simply acting in self-defense.

Hensley's attorney disagrees, saying he didn't even want to talk about money in the first place.

“Ty’s not the kind of guy who'd want to talk about those kind of things. He's a very humble, as people know him know, he's a very humble young man,” Diesselhorst said.

We’re told Hensley and Morales barely knew each other, even though they went to rival Edmond high schools.

The district attorney has charged Anthony Morales with aggravated assault and battery.

He turned himself into authorities on Friday and was released on an $8,000 bond.

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