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Police Blotter

Ex-NFL LB Nigel Bradham arrested with guns, marijuana in Corvette

Nigel Bradham with the Eagles

Former NFL linebacker Nigel Bradham was arrested over the weekend for alleged possession of guns and marijuana.

FOX Sports 640’s Andy Slater reported Saturday that Bradham was arrested hours before the Miami-Florida State game. The ex-Seminoles linebacker was accused of having a stolen firearm and over 20 grams of marijuana with plans to sell.

Florida Highway Patrol saw Bradham driving in a 2021 Corvette and ran the tags, which came back mismatched and likely belonged to another car.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, an officer initiated a traffic stop and noticed the smell of marijuana from the car.

A search of the car revealed “two handguns, 3.4 pounds of marijuana and 10 small bags, which the trooper believed to be for distribution,” according to the Democrat.

Highway Patrol says one of the guns came back as stolen out of Missouri.

Bradham is facing three counts of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, two counts of gun possession during a felony, and one count of marijuana possession with intent to sell.

Bradham posted bond on Sunday. The 32-year-old played in the NFL from 2012-2020 for the Bills, Eagles and most recently the Broncos. In 2016, Bradham was busted for carrying a loaded gun at an airport.

H/T TMZ Sports

Photo: Sep 26, 2019; Green Bay, WI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham (53) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Delonte West pleads not guilty to charges from police station incident

Delonte West

Delonte West was arrested last month following a troubling incident at a police station, but the former NBA star has pleaded not guilty to the charges he is facing.

West was charged three misdemeanors — obstruction/resisting without violence, having an open container, and disorderly intoxication — after he was arrested outside the Boynton Beach Police Department in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Oct. 19. The 38-year-old was confronted by officers after he began yelling and banging on the glass doors of the police station. West was holding an open can of beer and open bottle of vodka. He was arrested after he did not cooperate with police.

According to TMZ, West pleaded not guilty to all three charges on Monday. He has a court hearing scheduled for next month.

Police released body camera footage from the incident that showed West spewing incoherent thoughts. He claimed he was the president of the United States and ranted about how he was a better basketball player than LeBron James and Michael Jordan.

West has a history of mental health and substance abuse issues. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban helped locate him last year after West was spotted panhandling in the Dallas area. In 2019, West refused to accept assistance after a video showed him fighting someone in the middle of the freeway.

Cuban set West up with a rehab treatment program, and West was said to be doing well as of earlier this year. That clearly is no longer the case.

Henry Ruggs charged with DUI resulting in death after fatal car crash

Henry Ruggs during a game

Henry Ruggs III was involved in a serious car accident on Tuesday morning, and police say the Las Vegas Raiders star is responsible for the death of another person.

The Las Vegas Police Department announced in a statement that Ruggs will be charged with DUI resulting in death. The 22-year-old showed signs of impairment after his vehicle collided with another, leaving one person dead. Ruggs was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital. He is expected to be OK.

Local reporter Hector Mejia of 8 News Now shared some footage from the scene of the crash. Two cars were left totally destroyed, and one appears to have caught fire.

Ruggs, 22, is in his second season with the Raiders. The former No. 12 overall pick has 24 catches for 469 yards and two touchdowns in seven games this year. He was injured in a bizarre accident involving a car during his rookie offseason.

Photo: Dec 13, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) against the Indianapolis Colts at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Few arrest video shows Gonzaga coach not cooperating with police

Mark Few

Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few was arrested for driving while under the influence back in September, and he was not all that cooperative with police during the incident.

Few was suspended for two exhibition games and Gonzaga’s season opener against Dixie State after he was arrested in Idaho over Labor Day Weekend. The 58-year-old refused a field sobriety test after he was pulled over, telling police that the tests are “totally subjective” and that his previously sprained ankles would prevent him from completing one properly.

You can see the body camera footage below, which was obtained by TMZ.

Few seemed to repeatedly forget that the arresting officer asked him to keep his hands out of his pockets. He looked annoyed that the officer kept reminding him. He also asked to call his attorney multiple times. A breathalyzer test revealed that his blood alcohol content was much higher than the legal limit.

Few entered a plea agreement earlier this month. He must pay a $1,000 fine and complete a community service program. He will also have to take a drug and alcohol course and have an ignition interlock device in his car for a year.

Few has been the head coach at Gonzaga since 1999. He was an assistant there for more than a decade prior to that. He has an overall record of 630-124 and took the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament final last year.

Ex-Patriot Patrick Chung arrested on domestic violence charge

Former New England Patriots defensive back Patrick Chung is once again in trouble with the law.

Chung was arrested on Monday on a charge related to domestic violence, according to court documents obtained by the Boston Globe. The 34-year-old was charged with assault and battery against a family member and vandalism following an alleged incident in Milton, Mass.

Details surrounding the incident are unclear. Chung is set to be arraigned in court on Tuesday.

In 2019, Chung was arrested in New Hampshire on felony drug charges for cocaine possession. Those charges were dropped after Chung reached an agreement for good behavior and periodic drug testing for two years. It’s unclear if his latest arrest violated the terms of his agreement.

Chung retired from the NFL prior to this season after opting out in 2020. He was drafted by the Patriots with the 34th overall pick in 2009. He spent the first four years of his career in New England before playing for the Philadelphia Eagles for one season in 2013 and then returning to the Pats.

Delonte West arrested following incident at police station

Delonte West

Delonte West checked into a rehab treatment facility last year amid his struggles with mental health and substance abuse. Unfortunately, it sounds like the former NBA star has not remained on the right path.

According to an incident report obtained by Scott Sutton of WPTV, West was arrested in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday night following an encounter with police. Officers responded after West went to the Boynton Beach Police Department building and began yelling and banging on the glass doors. He was said to be screaming while holding an open can of beer and open bottle of vodka.

Police say West began to walk away while still screaming, at which point they told him to stop and place the open containers of alcohol on the sidewalk. West complied with the demands, but he placed his hands inside his west band right after. That led to one of the officers unholstering his Taser before West complied and was handcuffed.

West was belligerent and “screaming profanities and obscure rants” after he was detained, according to the report. Police say they suspected he was intoxicated. West was charged with resisting an officer without violence, disorderly intoxication and having an open container.

The arrest will come as a disappointment to those who have followed West over the past year. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has a close relationship with West from when the former point guard played for the team, helped locate West in September 2020 after he was spotted panhandling in the Dallas area. Cuban helped set West up with a rehab treatment program, and West was said to be doing well as of earlier this year.

West has struggled with mental health and substance abuse issues since he last played in the NBA several years ago. In 2019, he refused to accept help after a video showed him fighting someone in the middle of the freeway. Here’s hoping he can somehow get back on the right track.

Damontae Kazee arrested for alleged DUI during Cowboys’ bye week

Damontae Kazee after an interception

Damontae Kazee is not exactly making the most of his bye week.

The Dallas Cowboys safety was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of DWI in The Colony, Texas.

The 28-year-old was stopped for a traffic violation and allegedly showed signs of being drunk. He failed a field sobriety test and reportedly told officers he had been drinking.

Kazee is in his fifth NFL season and first with the Cowboys. He has 17 tackles in six games this season for the 5-1 Cowboys. He was released Tuesday after posting $2,500 bond.

Kazee is the same player who was punched by Kadarius Toney in Week 5.

UFC legend Chuck Liddell arrested for domestic violence

Chuck Liddell attends a UFC fight

UFC legend Chuck Liddell was arrested early Monday morning following an alleged domestic violence incident.

Liddell was arrested in Los Angeles after the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a fight at his home in Hidden Hills, TMZ reports. When police arrived, they determined that Liddell and his wife were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical.

Liddell’s wife did not require medical attention. Liddell was arrested and his bail was set at $20,000.

Liddell, 51, retired with a record of 21-9 for his MMA career. The former UFC light heavyweight champion last fought in 2018, when he was knocked out by fellow UFC legend Tito Ortiz in the first round. Liddell’s last win in the Octagon came against Wanderlei Silva in 2007.

Between Liddell’s arrest and the most recent incident involving Jon Jones, some of the UFC’s biggest names have made headlines for the wrong reasons recently.

Photo: Jul 11, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Former UFC champion Chuck Liddell attends the Chad Mendes (not pictured) and Conor McGregor (not pictured) interim featherweight title bout during UFC 189 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. McGregor won via second round TKO. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Terrelle Pryor arrested over alleged incident with ex-girlfriend Shalaya Briston

Terrelle Pryor

Terrelle Pryor has been involved in yet another troubling incident with his ex-girlfriend Shalaya Briston, and the latest one led to the former NFL receiver being arrested.

According to police documents obtained by TMZ, Pryor and Briston got into an argument at around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning while they were out drinking together in Pennsylvania. Pryor returned home while Briston went out to another bar. Pryor repeatedly tried contacting Briston after he got home, and he allegedly became angry when he could not get in touch with her.

Briston told police that she eventually returned to Pryor’s home but stayed outside “out of fear.” She says Pryor came outside and got physical with her by shoving her and slapping her in the face. Briston alleged that Pryor then threw a piece of deck furniture at her and threw pumpkins at her Mercedes when she went to drive away.

Police determined that Briston had “inflammation, redness and bruising under her left eye.” Pryor was charged with simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief. He admitted to police that he threw the pumpkins but denied assaulting Briston.

As he was walking out of Westmoreland County court on Wednesday, Pryor told reporters that the details included in the police report are not true.

Pryor and Briston have a long and ugly history together. The two were involved in a fight in November 2019 in which Pryor ended up stabbed. He underwent emergency surgery for stab wounds in the chest and shoulder.

Both Pryor and Briston were charged in the 2019 incident and reached plea agreements in 2020. They were sentenced to probation.

Pryor, a former star quarterback at Ohio State, last played for the Buffalo Bills in 2018. He signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2019 offseason but did not make the regular-season roster. The 32-year-old has expressed interest in playing again, but the latest off-field incident makes that even less likely.

Soccer player William Ribeiro charged with attempted murder after attacking ref

William Ribeiro referee attack

A Brazilian soccer player who violently attacked a referee during a game earlier this week was arrested and is facing a serious charge.

William Ribeiro, who plays for São Paulo de Rio Grande, attacked a referee during Monday’s match against Guarani de Venancio Aires when he became irate that he did not get a call. A video showed Ribeiro shove the ref to the ground and then ruthlessly kick him in the head.

Ribeiro was arrested at the stadium minutes after the incident.

As TMZ notes, local authorities said on Tuesday that Ribeiro has been charged with attempted murder.

“His attack was very strong and violent, kicking the referee in the head and making him pass out,” a law enforcement official said. “The referee had no chance of defending himself.”

Delvid Goulart Pereira, the president of São Paulo-RS, said the club was “deeply ashamed” by the incident and that Ribeiro’s contract has been terminated.

The referee was taken to a local hospital following the incident. He was released on Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time we have seen an athlete arrested for violently attacking a referee during competition.