New England Patriots star wide receiver Julian Edelman has gotten himself into a bit of offseason trouble, as reports indicate the 11-year NFL veteran was arrested in Los Angeles last night for misdemeanor vandalism.
According to a report from TMZ, the 33-year-old Edelman was arrested around 9 p.m. PST on Saturday night in Beverly Hills after he allegedly “hopped up” on a car and damaged it.
It is unclear who Edelman was with at the time of the arrest. Following his arrest, Edelman was booked and subsequently released by police.
Law enforcement sources tell us it went down this way … Julian was in Bev Hills walking around at about 9 PM when for some unknown reason he hopped up on the car, causing damage.
Impressive, considering the 33-year-old reportedly needs surgery on his left knee during the offseason. The bad news for Julian … cops were in the area working a robbery case when someone flagged them down and gave them the lowdown.
Edelman was arrested, cited for misdemeanor vandalism and released. He left with his friends. Our law enforcement sources say it was apparent to them Julian had been drinking … which might explain a lot about the incident.
The L.A. County D.A. will decide whether to file charges … it’s possible — very possible — this case goes nowhere if he squares up with the car owner, but we’ll see. [via TMZ]
The Patriots — who fell to the Titans at home by a score fo 20-13 last Saturday — haven’t lost during Wild Card weekend since 2009 (!!!), so Edelman is obviously having a little bit of difficulty adjusting to having all of this free time off in January. At this time, the New England Patriots have yet to make an official statement regarding Edelman’s arrest.
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