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Police Blotter

Bears WR arrested on drugs, weapons charges

David Moore in his mug shot

The Chicago Bears’ offseason additions are not doing so well away from the field.

Bears wide receiver David Moore was arrested early in his hometown of Gainesville, Texas early Monday morning after being found asleep in a Taco Bell drive-thru line late Sunday night. Moore was reportedly asleep in the driver’s seat of his 2018 Ford F250.

Police say Moore smelled of marijuana. According to TMZ Sports, police found “a package of THC edible candies along with three pistols” in Moore’s car.

Moore was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying of weapons. He is shown on the local jail’s website as bonding out for $5,000.

Moore, 27, was a 7th-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2017. He had 78 catches for 1,163 yards and 13 touchdowns over four seasons with Seattle. Moore appeared in three games last season split between the Broncos and Packers, though he did not record any catches.

Moore signed with the Bears in April. He joins Byron Pringle and Matt Adams as players who have been arrested since being signed by the Bears this offseason.

NBA player arrested on DWI charge

Devonte Graham warms up

Apr 24, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Devonte Graham (4) warms up against the Phoenix Suns before game four of the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans guard Devonte’ Graham was arrested early Thursday morning.

According to police records that were obtained by TMZ, Graham was stopped by State Highway Patrol in Raleigh, N.C., and arrested for driving while impaired.

The Pelicans drafted Graham with the 34th overall pick in 2018. He played in college at Kansas.

Graham has had his role reduced a bit over the past two years. The 27-year-old averaged 11.9 points and 4.2 assists per game last season while appearing in a career-high 72 games. He made 63 starts.

Graham averaged 18.2 points and 7.5 assists per game in his second NBA season back in 2019-20. The former Big 12 Player of the Year is currently playing under a four-year, $47.3 million deal with New Orleans.

Miles Bridges arrested for alleged felony domestic violence

Miles Bridges in a headband

Mar 23, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) looks on in a time out during the first half against the New York Knicks at the Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Miles Bridges was arrested for alleged felony domestic violence after turning himself in to authorities on Wednesday in Los Angeles, according to a report.

TMZ Sports says that police were called on Tuesday over an alleged incident between Bridges and a woman that turned physical. Bridges was gone when police arrived, but he turned himself in on Wednesday.

The woman involved in the incident needed medical attention, according to the report.

Bridges was released after making the $130,000 bail.

Bridges is a restricted free agent and has a big offseason ahead. The No. 12 overall pick in the 2018 draft, Bridges averaged 20.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game this past season. The Charlotte Hornets reportedly are working hard to try and retain Bridges. The 24-year-old has been expected to command a big contract.

Bears player arrested for gun possession

Matt Adams on the practice field

Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Matthew Adams (49) during warmups pregame at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. Robert Scheer/USA TODAY NETWORK

Chicago Bears linebacker Matt Adams was arrested on Thursday.

According to TMZ, Adams was questioned by police at around 6:45 p.m. in Chicago on Thursday after he was spotted near a Jeep that had been reported stolen. Adams said he owned the car, but police searched the vehicle anyway and found a loaded handgun in the center console. There was also an extended magazine in the trunk.

Adams reportedly had a permit for the weapon, but the permit was not issued in Illinois. The 26-year-old was arrested and charged with unlawfully carrying a firearm and cited for the magazine. He is due in court in August.

Adams also was not the owner of the car, but the owner chose not to press charges and said the situation was a misunderstanding.

After spending the first four seasons of his career with the Indianapolis Colts, Adams signed a one-year deal with the Bears this offseason. Matt Eberflus, who was the defensive coordinator of the Colts the entire time Adams was there, is now the head coach in Chicago.

Adams, a former seventh-round pick, appeared in all 17 games last season and had 10 total tackles.

NBA veteran charged with trafficking 3 pounds of marijuana

Montrezl Harrell looking on

Feb 12, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets center Montrezl Harrell (8) during pregame warm ups before the start between the Charlotte Hornets and the Memphis Grizzlies at the Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

A veteran NBA player is facing felony drug trafficking charges following an incident that took place in Kentucky last month.

The Charlotte Observer on Monday published news about the arrest of Montrezl Harrell that stemmed from a traffic stop on May 12. Harrell was stopped in Richmond, Ky. for allegedly following the vehicle in front of him too closely.

An officer noticed a smell of marijuana from the car, and Harrell admitted to having a small amount of the drug in his pants.

Harrell was driving a silver 2020 Honda Pilot that the NBA player said was rented. The trooper did a search of the vehicle, which showed there were “three pounds of marijuana in vacuum sealed bags” in a backpack in the back seat.

Harrell’s alleged violation is a Class D felony in Kentucky for first-time offenders. The Charlotte Observer says the crime “is punishable by 1-5 years of incarceration with a fine ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.”

Harrell, 28, was the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2019-2020. He was drafted by the Houston Rockets in the second round in 2015 and has been a productive player. Harrell has averaged 12.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during his career. He is currently a member of the Hornets but has also played for Houston, the Clippers, Lakers and Wizards.

The big man is from Tarboro, N.C. and played college ball at Louisville.

Jeff Hardy arrested again for felony DUI

Jeff Hardy in his mug shot

Jeff Hardy’s legal issues are continuing.

The wrestling star was arrested and booked into jail in Volusia County, Fla. on Monday morning for felony DUI. He was charged with three different violations:

– Violations of restrictions placed on a driver’s license
– Driving on a license that has been suspended or restricted
– DUI Alcohol/Drugs third offense in 10 years

Hardy was charged with DUI in North Carolina in 2018 and 2019, and now he’s been charged with DUI in Florida.

Hardy, 44, wrestles in AEW. He previously wrestled in both WWE and TNA. WWE released him at the end of last year after he declined their offer to send him to rehab.

Hardy and his brother Matt were scheduled for a ladder match on Wednesday’s edition of “AEW Dynamite.”

Bucs WR arrested for driving under the influence

NFL field logo

Feb 6, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; The NFL shield logo is seen at midfield before the Pro Bowl football game at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

A Tampa Bay Buccaneers player was arrested early Monday morning after police suspected he was driving under the influence.

Travis Jonsen, a former undrafted free agent out of Montana State, was stopped by Tampa Police after officers witnessed him driving in a manner that was “indicative of impairment.” The wide receiver then refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, according to a press release. Police said Jonsen “exhibited several clues of impairment” and was arrested at 3:18 a.m.

Jonsen was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence. The 25-year-old was released from jail on Monday after posting $500 bond.

Jonsen was already going to have a difficult time making the Bucs’ roster in 2022, so the arrest may hurt his chances even further. He has not appeared in an NFL game after spending time on Tampa Bay’s practice squad the past two seasons. Jonsen had three catches for 25 yards in three preseason games last year.

Bucs general manager Jason Licht said the team is aware of the situation but will refrain from commenting until the legal process plays out. The NFL’s policy on substances of abuse calls for a three-game suspension for first-time DUI offenses.

Video shows Ex-Broncos WR in fistfight with airport worker

Brendan Langley in a fight with an airport employee

Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Brendan Langley was arrested on Thursday following a physical altercation with an airport worker, and the fight was captured on video.

Langley, a third-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, was involved in an argument that turned violent with a United Airlines employee at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Both men threw swings at one another, though the footage did not show who started the altercation.

Police told TMZ that Langley was arrested and charged with simple assault. The United Airlines employee has not been arrested. You can see the video of the fight below, but beware that it contains cursing.

As you can see, the United Airlines employee was left bleeding heavily from above the eye. He continued to confront Langley even after taking multiple punches to the face and being knocked down. Langley claims the other man threw the first punch.

The Daily Mail reports that the argument began after Langley was accused of using a wheel chair to transport his luggage rather than paying the fee for a $5 luggage cart.

Langley played two seasons for the Broncos in 2017 and 2018. The former Lamar University star appeared in 16 games and played mostly on special teams. He was cut prior to the 2019 season. Langley signed with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders last year. He was still on the Stampeders’ roster as of Monday afternoon.

Rajon Rondo accused of pulling gun on family during alleged meltdown

Rajon Rondo in street clothes

Jan 18, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) arrives at Toyota Center before a game against the Houston Rockets. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Rajon Rondo is facing some extremely troubling allegations from a woman who filed for an emergency protective order against the NBA star last week.

Ashley Bachelor, Rondo’s longtime girlfriend and the mother of his two children, says Rondo pulled a gun on her and threatened to kill her during an incident at their Louisville home on May 11. She says the point guard did so in front of her and Rondo’s son and daughter, according to TMZ.

Bachelor says Rondo was playing video games with her and Rondo’s son when Bachelor asked the boy to separate laundry. Rondo supposedly became enraged and violently ripped the video game console out of the wall. Bachelor claims Rondo then went into a full meltdown and smashed several objects.

Bachelor says the children became extremely upset and she tried to calm the situation. At that point, Rondo allegedly told her “you’re dead” and left the home.

According to Bachelor, Rondo returned about 15 minutes later and began banging on the back window with a gun. He allegedly told her to “go get my f—ing son!” and she complied out of fear. Bachelor says Rondo “yanked” the boy outside and began screaming at him and asking why he is afraid of his father. She claims Rondo then demanded that the daughter come outside, and Rondo began yelling at her for the same reason.

Bachelor filed for the protective order on May 13. She told a judge that this is not the first time Rondo’s behavior has been alarming and that he has been abusive toward her and the children.

“I am extremely fearful for my safety and for the safety of my children. Rajon has a history of volatile, erratic, explosive behavior,” Bachelor said. “He is verbally, emotionally, and financially abusive. He physically hits our son and calls him names like ‘p—y’ and accuses him of acting like a ‘b–ch.’

“Rajon verbally assaults our daughter. He calls her names like ‘thot, b—h, and d–khead.’ Rajon has made several threats on my life, saying at various times he will shoot me or shoot up my car.”

A judge granted the protective order.

Rondo, 36, began last season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The four-time All-Star was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-team deal in January. He averaged 4.8 points and 4.4 points per game. He is set to become a free agent this summer.

Earl Thomas arrested for being spotted at restaurant

Earl Thomas at the Pro Bowl

Jan 25, 2020; Kissimmee, Florida, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas (29) during AFC Practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Earl Thomas had a warrant issued for his arrest recently, and the former All-Pro safety was taken into custody on Friday night.

Thomas was arrested in Orange, Texas, after someone spotted him out at a restaurant and called the police. A person saw the 33-year-old at Spanky’s Bar and Grill at around 8:35 p.m., according to Kierra Sam of 12 News.

Thomas had a warrant issued for his arrest on April 27. He was charged with a third-degree felony for “allegedly violating the protective order order two or more times within 12 months.” Thomas committed the violation by allegedly sending threatening messages to the mother of his children.

Thomas was a big part of the “Legion of Boom” defense for the Seattle Seahawks. He won a Super Bowl and made seven Pro Bowls with Seattle. He last played in the NFL with the Ravens in 2019. The Ravens cut Thomas in 2020 for fighting with teammates.

Thomas and his wife Nina are in the process of getting divorced. They became estranged after a publicized incident in which she pointed a gun at Thomas’ head. We learned in Jan. 2021 that Nina obtained a restraining order against Earl following multiple drunken incidents.

Now, Nina is accusing Earl of more problematic behavior. This comes at a time when Thomas was seeking a return to the NFL.