Eagles’ King Dunlap arrested for disorderly conduct, reckless driving

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.

27 responses to “Eagles’ King Dunlap arrested for disorderly conduct, reckless driving

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

  2. 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?!

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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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”.

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

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

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

  13. 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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