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 10news.com 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.