There’s an old expression that “the devil finds work for idle hands.”
The devil must be focusing on NFL players being out of work – or at least out of regular training – and making their hands commit crimes.
ProFootballTalk is reporting that four NFL players were taken into custody on Saturday and Saturday night in connection with several different alleged incidents.
In a span of fewer than 24 hours:
- Washington Redskins receiver Cody Latimer was booked on charges of assault in the second degree, menacing, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of a weapon, and reckless endangerment after in an incident that started with shots fired call to police shortly after midnight Saturday morning.
- Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar and Giants cornerback Deandre Baker both turned themselves in to authorities. Both men had arrest warrants out in their names after Baker was “accused of using a semi-automatic firearm to rob multiple people, with Dunbar’s help, of more than $11,000 in cash plus watches and other valuables worth more than $60,000.”
- Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Ed Oliver was arrested on charges of DWI and unlawful possession of a weapon. Oliver is being held at Montgomery County Jail after being pulled over on State Highway 242. Both charges are misdemeanors, according to the jail’s website.
While all of the men are accused of serious crimes, Oliver has the best chance to bounce back. The arresting officer who administered the sobriety test noted that Oliver “may have been impaired by something other than alcohol” and police discovered a gun in Oliver’s vehicle.
Baker and Dunbar have a long road ahead and are facing incredibly serious charges. If found guilty, both men could face potential jail time.
ProFootballTalk is speculating that “given Latimer’s overall lack of production and the seriousness of these charges, it wouldn’t be surprising to if this turns out to be the end of his NFL career.”
[via Pro Football Talk]