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Patriots receiver Julian Edelman arrested for indecent assault

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A rough weekend for the Patriots has spilled over into this week.

The Boston Globe reports that Patriots receiver Julian Edelman will be arraigned Tuesday on charges of indecent assault and battery.

It’s unclear when the arrest happened or what circumstances led to an arrest.   Edelman has been used mostly as a return man this year, with nine punt returns, nine kick returns, and four receptions.

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36 Responses to “Patriots receiver Julian Edelman arrested for indecent assault”
  1. redbullenergydrink says: Nov 1, 2011 9:34 AM

    Edelman, you’re just asking to be released, especially considering the Pats don’t even need you.

  2. picksix401 says: Nov 1, 2011 9:35 AM

    i love edelman but that crazy hair always sketched me out..

  3. romoscollarbone says: Nov 1, 2011 9:38 AM

    Indecent assault? That’s a new one for me, does that mean, he assaulted someone with his little Edelman?

  4. damnsureis says: Nov 1, 2011 9:39 AM

    Good thing we have Ochocinco taking up a roster spot.

  5. rc33 says: Nov 1, 2011 9:42 AM

    Was he dressed like Roethlisberger for Halloween?

  6. CKL says: Nov 1, 2011 9:43 AM

    Sigh….one of the least likely people on the team I would have expected to be arrested. Strange days indeed.

  7. wte1 says: Nov 1, 2011 9:53 AM

    It’s the Curse of Stealing Drew Bledsoe’s Number!

  8. tfbuckfutter says: Nov 1, 2011 10:01 AM

    At least we can count on Steeler fans chiming in that it’s a money grab, a miscommunication, or someone was asking for it.

    Right guys?

  9. 2ndaryinsanity says: Nov 1, 2011 10:03 AM

    After last Sunday’s game vs the Steelers, the entire Patriots’ team should have been arrested for indecent exposure.

  10. bozosforall says: Nov 1, 2011 10:15 AM

    The decline of the overrated Pats organization continues….

  11. bradshawlives says: Nov 1, 2011 10:22 AM

    Indecent assault……..as opposed to decent assault?

  12. chazzmon says: Nov 1, 2011 10:24 AM

    Looks like Wes Welker Jr. may not have left it all on the field, since it was seen hanging out later.

  13. kelvinmchale says: Nov 1, 2011 10:28 AM

    14-2 last year, 5-2 this year. Overrated?

  14. kelvinmchale says: Nov 1, 2011 10:30 AM

    He hit on my sister in law at a bar. She said he thinks he’s God’s gift. Must have Napoleon Complex. Now he crossed the line.

  15. richm2256 says: Nov 1, 2011 10:40 AM

    Wow ….. quietest guy on the team!

  16. akulabug says: Nov 1, 2011 10:46 AM

    Oh well. See on on the waiver wire Julian. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

  17. nojokester says: Nov 1, 2011 11:03 AM

    well its apparent he didnt play the ‘race card’ ‘cuz we don’t rally know what he did , it’s in code’ LOL

  18. flash1283 says: Nov 1, 2011 11:21 AM

    bozosforall says:
    Nov 1, 2011 10:15 AM
    The decline of the overrated Pats organization continues….

     —

    And the life of an Internet troll continues…

  19. schmokes says: Nov 1, 2011 11:34 AM

    I’m sure the assault was recorded on tape somewhere because the pats videotape everything.

  20. peytonwantsaflag says: Nov 1, 2011 11:34 AM

    Geesh – it’s like “Body Snatchers”-

    you touch a Stealer and get turned into one.

    erie

  21. toasale says: Nov 1, 2011 11:40 AM

    Come this way Julie and get all of your ass and a good part of your body whipped, should you try that with mine.

  22. bullcharger says: Nov 1, 2011 11:47 AM

    Apparently he left a club in Back Bay and then a women told the police afterward that she had been groped. Why can’t players learn that getting drunk in a club is never a good idea for them. I have no idea what kind of guy Edleman is and allegations don’t always end up being true, but why go get hammered at a club? What good can come from that for a pro athlete. Not much. He’ll probably get cut now regardless of the outcome. What a dummy.

  23. dmretrogames says: Nov 1, 2011 11:57 AM

    “At least we can count on Steeler fans chiming in that it’s a money grab, a miscommunication, or someone was asking for it.

    Right guys?”

    Ben was never arrested. Just accused. Anyone can accuse, but you need something credible to arrest someone.

    Apples and oranges.

  24. tombradyallday says: Nov 1, 2011 12:21 PM

    i think chad will get his time. i jus think the pats r waiting to use him. dont want to tip there hand this early on how they will use him. gronkowksi jus took a couple of pics edelman in trouble with the law. well c what kraft and belichick do

  25. bullcharger says: Nov 1, 2011 1:23 PM

    dmretrogames says:Nov 1, 2011 11:57 AM

    “At least we can count on Steeler fans chiming in that it’s a money grab, a miscommunication, or someone was asking for it.

    Right guys?”

    Ben was never arrested. Just accused. Anyone can accuse, but you need something credible to arrest someone.

    Apples and oranges.

    ——————–

    You are defending Roethlisberger??? Did you read what the guy did? Edleman is possibly no better, but don’t defend Ben. He acted like a scum bag and fully admits it. It’s more like Rotten Apples and Rotten Apples.

  26. rc33 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:44 PM

    …and the sad, stagnant, joyless life of bozosforall continues apace.
    Holidays are coming. Good opportunity to size up your sorry existence.

  27. raylewis52 says: Nov 1, 2011 2:10 PM

    I wonder whats the longest time we’ve ever gone without an NFL player getting arrested ? I’d be amazed if it is more than 2 weeks.

  28. bozosforall says: Nov 1, 2011 2:28 PM

    flash1283 says:
    Nov 1, 2011 11:21 AM
    bozosforall says:
    Nov 1, 2011 10:15 AM
    The decline of the overrated Pats organization continues….

    And the life of an Internet troll continues…

    __
    Meanwhile, the bandwagon loser Pats fans who post here like flash1283 will begin to drop like flies…

  29. bozosforall says: Nov 1, 2011 2:32 PM

    kelvinmchale says:
    Nov 1, 2011 10:28 AM
    14-2 last year, 5-2 this year. Overrated?

    __
    Haven’t won a playoff game since 2007.

    Yeah, overrated.

    Like the Celtics, Red Sox…and this year’s Bruins.

    The decline of New England pro sports continues.

    The 1990s (no playoffs for NE teams) will soon be here once again. NE sports fans will once again fill the closet in droves.

  30. Steeler's Will says: Nov 1, 2011 2:34 PM

    tfbuckfutter says:
    Nov 1, 2011 10:01 AM
    At least we can count on Steeler fans chiming in that it’s a money grab, a miscommunication, or someone was asking for it.

    ==============
    Dunno man, this one looks legit. Arrested, charged, soon to be arraigned. Not a good sign.

  31. steelernation1 says: Nov 1, 2011 8:17 PM

    bullcharger says:
    Nov 1, 2011 1:23 PM
    dmretrogames says:Nov 1, 2011 11:57 AM

    “At least we can count on Steeler fans chiming in that it’s a money grab, a miscommunication, or someone was asking for it.

    Right guys?”

    Ben was never arrested. Just accused. Anyone can accuse, but you need something credible to arrest someone.

    Apples and oranges.

    ——————–

    You are defending Roethlisberger??? Did you read what the guy did? Edleman is possibly no better, but don’t defend Ben. He acted like a scum bag and fully admits it. It’s more like Rotten Apples and Rotten Apples.

    ……………………………………………………………………………

    so what exactly did Ben do?tell us what did he get charged of?you are basing your comment on something someone accused him of,,more like he said she said right?so you can say for sure he did what that girl claims?or was you there?come on lets see the facts where are they?he never admitted to doing what she said he did.where do you get your info from the Ravens Home page?see there is a difference between being charged and being accused.being charged means there is evidence to prove he did it..ben wasnt charged and it couldnt be proven..so why dont you assclowns get off your high horse and grow up act like men or women for once and pay attention to the facts…

  32. jdeliberation says: Nov 1, 2011 8:24 PM

    hmmm… ok, i know i’m gonna get flak for this observation… but as a black male, i have to point out that i don’t see anyone calling him a “scumbag” or a “lowlife” or a “turd”.. i’m almost positive that if this had been a black player, most of the comments would have one of those words in it..

    i want to stress that i’m *not* calling ANYone here the “r-word” (trust me, i use it sparingly).. just pointing out why some call “racism” when comments come down so harsh on black players.. no need to answer, but just think what your response would be if the name was “Reggie Wayne” and not “Julian Edleman”… if it’s similar to the ones on this post, i commend you, most definitely and that’s how it should be… if not, just think about why.. even then, i definitely wouldn’t call you the r-word, i just think we’re bred to harbor some problematic perceptions that differ when viewing different races (not calling out any one type of person, it applies all of us!).. but yea, i wish that could be reversed somehow.. or at least settle down on this football site… ok ok, i know, sorry for bringing light to a racial issue (that i happen to think is pressing), proceed to give me the “thumbs down” lol..

  33. 2ndaryinsanity says: Nov 1, 2011 9:42 PM

    I just wish people didn’t find it necessary to play the race card so much. Big Ben was crucified in the media, despite the fact he was never arrested or charged. Guess what? He’s white!

    I’m sure my next comment will be unpopular, and I’m okay with that- because I’m tired of tip-toeing through the fields of political correctness. Black athletes (in any sport) don’t do themselves any favors when they act out certain stereotypes then get arrested. All this does is further perpetuate those same stereotypes that upset them so much.

  34. jdeliberation says: Nov 2, 2011 2:11 AM

    hey 2ndaryinsanity, i appreciate your response.. and i feel you on the ills of political correctness – i can’t stand it.. which is why i’m glad you can engage me in a very honest manner, not many ppl can these days.. i realize that race is a really sensitive and charged topic and i like to be respectful, but i hate dancing around the issues too..

    you’ve gotta understand, we’re all coming from different perspectives.. and what may seem like “playing the race card” to some people, comes off to others as addressing an issue that’s honestly meaningful to them (though some people ARE just “playing the race card” for less-than-genuine reasons).. and i think it’s kind of messed up to dismiss the way some people see things as just “complaining” or “blaming ____ people again”…

    listen, i feel you on being annoyed at the issue.. but where you might be annoyed by having to hear it over and over (and i totally get where you’re coming from, i’m sure it sucks, cuz you’re not racist), i’m annoyed because it’s an issue that’s never been solved.. and i think it’s easier to say it’s a non-issue when you’re not experiencing it every day (not saying “you can never understand”, more “here’s how i see it, please try to understand”).. things today are so much better, and i’m very thankful for that.. but where the measuring stick is *always* going to be linked to those stereotypes, it really does suck having to always compare yourself to them… see how Edelman isn’t “perpetuating stereotypes” by breaking the law? it’d be really nice to not have someone else’s actions frame people’s perspectives on me or my family.. timothy mcveigh, ted bundy, jeffrey dahmer, john wayne gacey, ed gein, albert fish (etc. etc.) don’t have any bearing on how anyone perceives anyone else except those individuals.. i’d just like that same freedom..

    the fact that people aren’t surprised at black crime and are surprised at black ppl succeeding means there is an unequal system, imo.. i think we WANT to get to a point where there is no “race card” to play and where actions can be viewed outside of those stereotypes.. black criminals shouldn’t be a statistic or the perceived “norm” and a black president should be considered an “exception,” he should just be “the guy who happened to win”.. racism isn’t about hating people anymore, it’s about letting a list of stereotypes skew what you expect out of people.. there are SO many factors outside of race, but race is really easy to spot and that’s what our minds jump to by no fault of our own.. it’s tough to challenge those perceptions, but i think setting everything on an even scale isn’t really about being easy.. it’ll take effort from everyone.. and that sucks, but those were the cards we were all dealt by history.. the sooner we all pitch in, the sooner we can all stop being annoyed by this issue.. i think black/white/latino/asian/n. american problems have to be considered american problems.. and the successes of those groups also have to be american successes..

    and btw, Big Ben was torn a new one by the media and public because a) he was accused of the same thing twice.. b) the police report was extremely damning and honestly, pretty hard to read – just legally, not enough to take action.. and c) a slew of teammates and people in the Pitt. community coming out saying he was acting like an entitled jackass all over town.. remember, the first accusation garnered more scoffs than scorn… Kobe on the other hand….. (just saying)

    sorry i wrote a book, but thanks for at least hearing me out..

  35. 3ghostninja says: Nov 2, 2011 6:56 AM

    Should I drop him from my fantasy team?

  36. CKL says: Nov 2, 2011 8:47 AM

    @ jdelibertion-
    I’d be just as shocked if it were Reggie Wayne. Maybe even more shocked…because Wayne has never demonstrated even a hint that he could have that side to him. I think a whole lot of us were shocked when Marvin Harrison got tangled up in the situation he did because he seemed to be SO UNLIKELY of a “gangster type of dude. I wasn’t THAT shocked when BR got accused because I’d heard/read storied of his being a drunken boor prior to that.

    Also, you mentioned serial killers. It’s just a FACT that most of them are white guys of a certain age range. I think that if there are facts to back something up, it’s not racist to rely on it.

    You mention that different ethnicities problems should be America’s problems…and I think the problem comes from separating people by their ethnicity at all. And a lot of them do that themselves by labeling themselves by ethnic group. Why call oneself a _________-American at all? Just be an AMERICAN.

    I respect your POV, and glad you could discuss passionately w/o venom, I just can’t agree.

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