Jail records show Allen was arrested Saturday and was being held at the Pretrial Detention Center in Miami on $1,000 bond.
A spokesman for the Dolphins declined comment, saying the team only recently learned about the incident.
Messages left with the Miami Beach Police Department were not immediately returned. The records did not indicate whether he has an attorney.
Allen is a nine-year NFL veteran. He missed the final 10 games last season because of a knee injury that required surgery.
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