Former Major League Baseball player Russell Branyan was arrested last night in Nashville, Tenn., on a charge of felony aggravated burglary, allegedly of his ex-wife’s home. Russell, who has long owned a home in nearby Franklin, allegedly committed the burglary on Oct. 30. He was released on a $2,500 bond.
Former Dancing With the Stars contestant Sean Avery was reportedly arrested last week in the Hamptons after he allegedly committed an act of criminal mischief and doubled down with an additional possession of narcotics charge.
The NYPD has released video of officer James Frascatore taking down former pro tennis player James Blake outside of a Manhattan hotel on Wednesday. It shows Blake leaning against the hotel when Frascatore throws him to the ground. Blake didn’t appear to flee or even move as Frascatore approached him.
WNBA star Brittney Griner and her fiancée, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested in Goodyear, Ariz. last night on charges of assault and disorderly conduct.
Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was booked in Frisco County Jail after he allegedly stole cologne and underwear from a Dillard's earlier this month. Watching surveillance footage from the jail, Randle was oddly relaxed about the arrest, making jokes and offering an officer $100 for a massage.
49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis didn't suit up for the second week in a row because of a sprained MCL, but that doesn't mean he wasn't involved in any action. While walking off the field after the 49ers win, Davis documented this arrest of a fan who claims that he only wanted to get an autograph.
Miami Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby was arrested early Saturday at a Florida nightclub for allegedly causing a disturbance. That's one way to spend a bye week. He resisted nonviolently, according to the police report, and his mugshot shows the police handled it their way.
University of New Hampshire hockey goalie Casey DeSmith was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly assaulting a woman. Justin Loring of UNH student paper The New Hampshire talked to Durham police and got more details:
Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and narcotics possession Friday at a Best Buy in Gilbert, Ariz.
The Ottawa Sun reports that Flyers star Claude Giroux spent last night in jail after an incident with a police officer:
Joseph Robert Patterson was arrested by police in Sioux Falls, S.D. after reportedly kidnapping and attacking the mother of Tyrese Doohen, the two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson he is accused of having beaten to death last year. He's currently being held on $1 million cash bond.
Every offseason, a concentrated run of player arrests inevitably results in critics bemoaning the NFL's "culture." They conveniently forget that NFL player arrest rates are well below normal by every metric, and that legal problems aren't confined to those on the field.
Zedric Joseph, a former UMaine football player, is reportedly being held in a Georgia jail on warrants out for two counts of aggravated assault and one count of murder.
A youth hockey official in Cromwell, Ct. was arrested and charged with breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor for physically escorting a player off of the ice after issuing a penalty.
Charles Monfort, the Colorado Rockies' co-owner and managing general partner, got pinched on suspicion of DUI on Monday in Windsor, Colo. The Denver Post says he was also cited for driving 10 to 19 mph over the speed limit, and that he posted bond and was released yesterday. In a statement issued last night, Monfort…
It emerged last night that Tom Heckert—Broncos director of pro personnel and former Browns GM—was arrested last month on DUI charges. This comes days after Matt Russell, Denver's director of player personnel, was arrested for his own alleged DUI. Russell crashed into two different cars, one of them a police vehicle.
In Week 1 of the preseason, Chad Johnson was arrested on domestic violence charges. After Monday night's win, Michael Turner was collared for DUI. That's two in a little over a month, and a reasonable person could look at that and say, "boy, NFL players get arrested a lot." Except: the span between those two arrests…