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Chargers linebacker arrested for suspicion of DUI

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The days without an arrest meter was working its way toward the rare territory of 20 and counting.  Key word:  Was.

Chargers linebacker Antwan Applewhite has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to in San Diego.

The arrest came early Friday morning, and he was jailed on bond of $2,500.

Applewhite is the first NFL player arrested since April 19, the longest stretch since the lockout started on March 11.

UPDATE:  “It’s disappointing to hear about the issue involving Antwan Applewhite,” the Chargers said in a statement released Friday afternoon.  “We’ll continue to monitor the situation and let the legal process run its course.”  While the lockout is in force, the Chargers cannot contact Applewhite regarding the situation.

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23 Responses to “Chargers linebacker arrested for suspicion of DUI”
  1. pacificamjr says: May 6, 2011 4:30 PM

    And the 2011 Chargers Steve Foley Award Honoree Is…

  2. trbowman says: May 6, 2011 4:33 PM

    Looks like it’s time to reset the police blotter. Thanks Applewhite.

  3. edmazeing1 says: May 6, 2011 4:36 PM

    Get in all the trouble u want now guys, before the season starts then u are doom!!!

  4. prior0knowledge says: May 6, 2011 4:37 PM

    I just don’t get it. I can relate to a carpenter having a few drinks, can’t afford a taxi and takes a chance on driving home. But I don’t understand how these NFL athletes with all the money they make still drive drunk or buzzed. They risk their own and everyone else’s lives, plus a huge fine from the NFL just to save what is chump change to them?? How does that make any sense?

  5. shackdelrio says: May 6, 2011 4:41 PM

    Technically wasn’t Hines Ward arrested?

  6. dempsey63 says: May 6, 2011 4:48 PM

    Every time the words “San Diego” and “Applewhite” are associated, it brings back memories of the Heaven’s Gate debacle.

  7. joetoronto says: May 6, 2011 4:48 PM


  8. siggy00 says: May 6, 2011 4:49 PM

    4-6 games please.

  9. mystictate says: May 6, 2011 4:52 PM

    These players are IDIOTS!! Guess they really need more money to pay lawyer fees! I am DEFF PRO Owners in this cba fued! The only thing i side with the players on is i dont feel the NFL has the right to dicipline players who get in trouble when they are locked out!

  10. commandercornpone says: May 6, 2011 4:53 PM

    this guy already spent all his money

  11. hobartbaker says: May 6, 2011 4:54 PM

    AA welcomes Antwan Applewhite.

  12. diehardskinsfan21 says: May 6, 2011 4:56 PM

    Can’t these guys afford to take a cab? Hire a driver for the night? BIGGEST IDIOTS IN THE WORLD!!!!

  13. ttommytom says: May 6, 2011 5:03 PM

    Hines Ward was ‘detained’ pending an investigation. Police are allowed to handcuff if they can justify it (threat to run/cause harm) while investigating whether or not the person needs to be arrested.

  14. gtfan says: May 6, 2011 5:12 PM


    no- there’s a difference between being handcuffed and being arrested

  15. jhorton83 says: May 6, 2011 5:15 PM

    Good to see the NFL is trying to keep up with MLB in terms of DUI arrests.

  16. awhite46 says: May 6, 2011 5:16 PM

    Innocent until proven guilty

  17. stevincinci says: May 6, 2011 5:23 PM

    Hines Ward blows.

  18. msclemons67 says: May 6, 2011 5:26 PM

    I think we should take this time to give a round of applause to the players’ union. They managed to straighten up and not have a member arrested for 15 whole days!

  19. wyobroncoboy says: May 6, 2011 6:16 PM

    awhite46 says: May 6, 2011 5:16 PM

    Innocent until proven guilty

    Sober until proven drunk…

  20. cambodianbreastmilk says: May 6, 2011 8:48 PM

    Atleast he didn’t use the “do you know who I am” card.

  21. fumblenuts says: May 7, 2011 12:07 AM

    Applewhite should be drinking Apple Juice.

  22. lostsok says: May 7, 2011 12:29 AM

    He should have asked the cop, “Do you know who I am!” That worked super well for Legedu Naanee.

  23. giboxer5 says: May 7, 2011 10:19 AM

    Atta boy players, keep making the argument of who’s side to take an easy one..

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