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Marlon Humphrey: Arrest stemmed from ‘misunderstanding’ over phone charger

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey was arrested in Tuscaloosa on Thursday and charged with third-degree robbery, but the rookie insists there is a reasonable explanation for why police think he was trying to steal a relatively inexpensive item.

According to an incident report obtained by Michael Casagrande of AL.com, Humphrey was arrested by University of Alabama police after he stole a $15 cell phone charger. While the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s booking information says he was charged with third-degree robbery, which is a felony, the incident report lists the act as a misdemeanor of fourth-degree theft. The incident reportedly took place in the early morning of Jan. 13 at the Hotel Capstone on Alabama’s campus, with the victim listed as a 30-year-old man. The suspect — presumably Humphrey — was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol.

Humphrey, the No. 16 overall pick in last year’s draft, told the Ravens the arrest stemmed from a “misunderstanding” and he thought the charger belonged to him.

A copy of the incident report states that Humphrey borrowed a phone charger from an Uber driver and refused to return it.

While Humphrey’s arrest certainly isn’t the most high-profile theft arrest we have seen in sports recently, it’s pretty embarrassing for an NFL player to be accused of stealing a $15 phone charger. Humphrey had better hope his story checks out.

Humphrey started five games for the Ravens this season and appeared in all 16, recording 30 tackles and two interceptions.

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