This is not a place you want to end up (just sayin')
Unfortunately, it’s back. Here is FOXSports.com’s annual NFL offseason arrests gallery.
You all saw the million-dollar mugshot Desmond Bryant graced us with in February, right? Wait, you didn't? You gotta see it. Anyway, Bryant was arrested for "criminal mischief." Wondering just what the hell that means? Well, Bryant allegedly tried to break down the door to a family's house. That's weird. What's more weird is Bryant thought he was trying to enter his own home.
Let's just say, Javarris James' career isn't off to the same start as his brother's (Edgerrin James). After getting arrested in June 2011 for marijuana possession, Javarris was arrested by Lee County sheriff's deputies for failure to appear in court in March. Bad move, bro.
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Unless you play for the Broncos and rack up felony gambling charges. Quinton Carter faced three felonies after he allegedly added $5 to a craps bet after the dice had been thrown at, get this, THE PALACE STATION. No joke. It really happened. Well, luckily for Carter he was let off the hook when the decision not to prosecute him was made. Vegas, baby.
Where would you expect to find an NFL player in the offseason? Probably somewhere in Miami Beach, right? Well, Bears tight end Evan Rodriguez was hangin' out in South Beach in the wee hours of the morning of March 20, when he was confronted by an officer. As the story goes, Rodriguez was a passenger during a traffic stop, but when the cop asked for his ID, he lipped off. “For what, I don’t need this. I’m an NFL player. I don’t need all that media stuff,” Rodriguez allegedly said. Minutes later, Rodriguez was handcuffed and booked on resisting arrest and disorderly intoxication.
Jeff Fisher and the Rams were criticized for drafting a player with red flags in the 2012 NFL Draft. That player was Janoris Jenkins. Janoris Jenkins shut the doubters up with an impressive rookie season. Another young cornerback was in trouble in late March. Trumaine Johnson was booked in Missoula, Montana county jail at 3:05 a.m. on a misdemeanor DUI charge. Nothing good happens after midnight.
The Falcons safety was arrested for simple battery in mid-April. Don’t be fooled, the charge wasn’t so simple. Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said Moore was arrested because he was involved in an argument with a woman and “threw the victim’s phone and grabbed the victim’s shoulder.” The Falcons signed the safety to a five-year, $30 million deal in March. Great player. Big mistake.
Nope. Apparently, not. Days after being arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana, Harris was booked on a domestic harassment charge at a local Buffalo Wild Wings — of all places. The story goes something like this: Harris argues with his girlfriend. Harris and his girlfriend argue in the parking lot. Harris pushes his girlfriend around in the parking lot. Harris gets booked. We’re sure that’s the last we’ll hear from him.
You remember Cliff “We Smoked It All” Harris, don’t you? The former Oregon Duck standout was busted in Eugene for driving a Nissan Altima 118 miles per hour, and then reeking of marijuana. He was later dismissed by coach Chip Kelly. Well, much hasn’t changed since then. Only this time, Harris was busted in a 2013 Chevy Tahoe SUV. Harris was arrested for possessing marijuana and released by the Jets one day later. Think he’ll ever learn?
It gets worse. For the third time in one week, Young got arrested. This time for allegedly breaking-and-entering a San Clemente home. Following a foot chase with deputies, Young was detained and was charged with attempted burglary, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.
Hours later, Young had a plan to retrieve his Ford Mustang. Sounds normal, right? Wrong. Police responded to a man jumping the fence of a tow company on suspicion of burglary. That man was Titus Young. "He was trying to retrieve his vehicle," Riverside County sheriff rep Lisa McConnell said. "So … Mr. Young was arrested for burglary." Tough 15 hours for the guy, but he wasn't done.
Titus Young was arrested on suspicion of DUI on May 8. The cops saw Young pull off in his Ford Mustang toward oncoming traffic to make an illegal turn. That's when they pulled him over and booked him. But Young's offseason troubles were just beginning.
The Jets RB was arrested on drug and weapons charges on May 17. The Jets RB, who signed a multi-year deal with the franchise this offseason, was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped in the center-left lane on Interstate 80 in Denville, N.J. The car allegedly contained marijuana and hollow point bullets. That's never a good combo.
The former Dolphins receiver was arrested Aug. 11, 2012 on suspicion of domestic violence. Johnson allegedly head-butted his new bride, Evelyn Lozada, during an argument in a vehicle outside their home. When cops arrived Lozada had lacerations on her forehead and Johnson was taken into custody. Lozada reportedly confronted Johnson about a receipt for a box of condoms. The two divorced soon after and the Dolphins cut Johnson. That was last year, this is now. A warrant was issued for Johnson after he allegedly violated terms of his probation.
UPDATE: Ochocinco was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he showed a lack of respect in court by slapping his attorney on the butt in a playful manner.
While starting QB Russell Wilson was locked away deep in the Seahawks' training facility, backup QB Josh Portis allegedly was out getting his drank on. Portis, who was arrested on suspicion of DUI, was clocked going 80 miles per hour in a 60-mph zone. When the trooper approached his Range Rover, Portis had "watery bloodshot eyes." That was Clue No. 1. Portis was finally detained and allegedly admitted to drinking some tequila at a Cinco De Mayo event. Damn, Patron.
UPDATE: Seahawks released Portis on May 21.
The Buccaneers safety was arrested for the second time since March on public intoxication charges in Virginia, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Although the charge is a misdemeanor, the safety could face more charges because of his previous arrest.
The Saints WR was booked with DWI and driving without a license in Jefferson Parish, according to a police report obtained by The Times-Picayune.
The free-agent tight end was arrested in May on DUI charges after speeding and making an improper lane change. Folllowing his second offseason arrest, the Bears reportedly will release him.
The Bengals cornerback broke the news on Twitter that he had been charged: “Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for….” According to a report, Jones was at a bar after attending a Reds game when two women asked to take his picture. After he denied, he was hit in the head with a beer bottle. Jones allegedly turned and slapped the woman after being struck.
Eagles' Jason Peters was arrested for alleged drag racing in his white Camaro in Monroe, Louisiana. When the deputy attemped to pull over Peters, he accelerated at a high rate of speed. Eventually, Peters would stop in a shopping center where he was detained, according to police.
Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested in the early hours of June 29 after officers found an unregistered semi-automatic pistol gun in the car in which he was riding. Lefeged was a passenger in a Chevrolet Camaro that fled a traffic stop for speeding in northeast Washington just after midnight. Officers smelled marijuana in the car and found a container of vodka and orange juice in the center console and a semi-automatic pistol under the front passenger seat. Lefeged and another passenger were caught when they tried to run from the car in different directions. The driver got away. Court records show Lefeged has been charged with carrying an unlicensed pistol.
Police say officers stopped the car for speeding and because one passenger, identified as 23-year-old Aaron Wilson, was standing upright in the backseat of the convertible. After police told the driver to put the car in park, the driver sped off, nearly striking the officers, the court records show. Police say they recovered the car nearby and arrested Lefeged as he tried to run away. They found a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun "in plain view sticking out from underneath the front passenger seat." Police say officers stopped the car for speeding and because one passenger was standing upright in the backseat of the convertible.
Before what would have been his rookie season with the Cleveland Browns, linebacker Ausar Walcott (No. 3) pleaded not guilty on June 27 to attempted murder and other charges in Paterson, NJ. The 23-year-old was charged two days prior with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree endangering an injured victim. The charges stemmed from an incident in which Walcott allegedly punched Derek Jones in the head early Sunday outside The Palace Gentlemen's Club in Passaic. At Walcott's arraignment, a prosecutor announced that Jones currently is in a medically induced coma and listed in critical condition at a New York hospital. The Browns released Walcott.
The Patriots defensive back was arrested and accused of driving drunk in Lincoln, Neb. where he once starred as a Nebraska defensive back. Lincoln police say 24-year-old was pulled over southeast of downtown Lincoln just before 2 a.m. on July 11 and failed a field sobriety test.
The Patriots tight end was arrested at his home on the morning of June 26. Hernandez was charged with murder and five other crimes in connection with the homicide of an acquintance. The team released him on the same day.