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Eagles’ King Dunlap arrested for disorderly conduct, reckless driving

King Dunlap, Moise Fokou

Eagles offensive tackle King Dunlap was arrested and charged with reckless driving and disorderly conduct in Nashville on Friday after an odd incident in which he drove his SUV onto the plaza in front of Bridgestone Arena and refused to move.

The incident took place at about 5:15 p.m., as Dunlap was picking up family members who were at the arena for the SEC women’s basketball tournament. According to the Tennessean, police say Dunlap drove up onto a sidewalk and directly in front of the arena doors, and that when officers asked him why he was driving on the sidewalk, he told them he was there to pick up his father, who uses a wheelchair.

The officers directed Dunlap to an area where he could pick his father up and said they would assist his father in getting to the SUV, but told him that he couldn’t park in the plaza directly in front of the arena. Dunlap refused to move, officers continued to tell him that he had to, and eventually, after he still wouldn’t move despite being warned he’d be arrested, officers placed him under arrest.

Dunlap did not resist arrest and was cooperative after he was arrested. His bail was set at $1,000.

Dunlap played in 14 games for the Eagles last year, starting five.

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27 Responses to “Eagles’ King Dunlap arrested for disorderly conduct, reckless driving”
  1. dawkinseffect says: Mar 5, 2011 6:57 AM

    so our starting RT gets knee surgery and our backup gets arrested for DC…this has been a great offseason for the Eagles

  2. occamsrazor1 says: Mar 5, 2011 6:58 AM

    Still not as stupid as Vick

  3. stubbyjones says: Mar 5, 2011 6:59 AM

    He’s a pro football player and can do whatever he wants to….he’s entitled. How dare they tell him to move. Don’t they know who he is?!

  4. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Mar 5, 2011 7:02 AM

    That guy really loves his dad I guess. Still, he shouldn’t have been so stubborn.

  5. grimsleeper78 says: Mar 5, 2011 7:12 AM

    What, they arrested him?? But, I thought NFL players were entitled to go and do whatever they want!!

  6. phillyfinsfan says: Mar 5, 2011 7:16 AM

    “I’m a professional football player! I make a lot of money. I should be able to do whatever I want!”

  7. chatham10 says: Mar 5, 2011 7:32 AM

    At least he showed up to pick up his dad, would Vick had showed up?

  8. Patriot42 says: Mar 5, 2011 7:33 AM

    The first word out of these guys mouths when confronted is always “Don’t you know who I am?”

  9. kegowhisky says: Mar 5, 2011 7:48 AM

    On the more positive side, he was sober and didn’t pound the offiers into oblivion, which at 6′ 9″, 330, he certainly could have done. I say he should be nominated for an award – maybe Son of the Year!

  10. whatswiththehate says: Mar 5, 2011 8:15 AM

    And this constitutes as newsworthy, WHY???

    So folks take their cheap jabs at him knowing full well that if they were in the same situation they to might have done the same. Bunch of phonies..

    We know, the cops are “always” right. I’ll wait for his side of the story.

  11. Chris Reighley says: Mar 5, 2011 8:16 AM

    Sounds like over reaction by the local police. Let the man pick up his father, you arrest someone for that, gees that’s stupid.

  12. oldbyrd says: Mar 5, 2011 8:20 AM

    Hi chatam10…The question is would you…Brainless. About Queen Dunlap …all that and he still can”t block

  13. wardrivekeith says: Mar 5, 2011 8:21 AM

    It’s good to know that while “King” was blocking the doors, patrons were still able to make it out through the “Winston Justice Turnstile”.

  14. dirtybird06 says: Mar 5, 2011 8:36 AM

    elitist dumbass. The whole lot of them!

  15. 3octaveFart says: Mar 5, 2011 9:15 AM

    ouch… since the season ended the turd meter is spinning so fast you could use it for a fan.

  16. icontutu says: Mar 5, 2011 9:19 AM

    We all know how many handicap spots are designated and reserved at public parking lots. This is just another elitist move by someone that doesn’t know how to deal with his status and prestige…

  17. jc1958cool says: Mar 5, 2011 9:36 AM

    he forgot to tell the police, do you know who i am!
    that’s why they arrested him! lmao

  18. getweird4u says: Mar 5, 2011 11:18 AM

    Who names their kid king?Really

  19. redsghost says: Mar 5, 2011 11:41 AM

    whatswiththehate says:
    Mar 5, 2011 8:15 AM
    And this constitutes as newsworthy, WHY???

    So folks take their cheap jabs at him knowing full well that if they were in the same situation they to might have done the same. Bunch of phonies..

    Ummm, this sounds like someone who might’ve done the same but No, most of would NOT have done the same because most of us are normal average Joe’s who don’t want tickets, not elitist althlete’s who assume the handicap sign really means “parking for NFL players only”.
    Want another idiots post- check this one:
    Chris Reighley says:
    Mar 5, 2011 8:16 AM
    Sounds like over reaction by the local police. Let the man pick up his father, you arrest someone for that, gees that’s stupid.

    Right!!!! I mean do know how many times that the police have overreacted with me and given me speeding tickts? Parking tickets? DUI’s?
    They “overreact” way too much with me! Everyone knows that athlete is “special” and the cop should’ve just asked for his autograph.

  20. mykelane says: Mar 5, 2011 12:35 PM

    why does this come to mind? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXsg4NhwvU8

  21. iced107 says: Mar 5, 2011 1:10 PM

    Atleast he didn’t say “Don’t know you who I am? I’m an NFL football player.” like some people….

    lookin at you legedu naanee…

  22. hobartbaker says: Mar 5, 2011 1:19 PM

    In defense of the cop, it was the first time he’d ever met a King, and didn’t know the proper protocol.

  23. hobartbaker says: Mar 5, 2011 1:20 PM

    Dunlap was there to pick up the King father. Should have had a police escort.

  24. hobartbaker says: Mar 5, 2011 1:22 PM

    “There’s only one King in this part of the country, pal. You don’t look a bit like him.”.

  25. dlr4skins says: Mar 5, 2011 3:12 PM

    MUCH WORSE THAN VICK’S TRANSGRESSIONS!?….

    FRANCHISE ONE, CUT THE OTHER???

    WTF????

  26. rushbacker says: Mar 5, 2011 5:27 PM

    Too bad they didn’t tase the crap out of him for that arrogant sense of entitlement.

  27. marylandelphiamouse says: Mar 5, 2011 11:22 PM

    It always comes as a surprise to me when an Eagles player hits the headlines for the wrong reason. Usually, Philly keeps the leash tight on their players, and it has proven effective. As a fan, I realize I have no patience for this nonsense because I’m simply not used to it. Especially from a player who has been far from spectacular on the field. Get your life together, Dunlap – we only want high character guys in Philadelphia.

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