Skip to content

Falcons’ John Abraham arrested for obstructing police, firefighters

Getty Images

For the second time in just under a week, a well-known player on the Atlanta Falcons has been arrested.

Atlanta police arrested Falcons defensive end John Abraham today on charges of obstruction of police and obstruction of firefighters, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Atlanta Police Department said police and firefighters were responding to a call about a woman threatening to jump from a building, and Abraham refused their requests to leave the area. It is unclear why Abraham wouldn’t leave the area, or whether he knows the woman.

The woman did not jump and was not injured.

The obstruction charges are misdemeanors. Abraham, who has started all three games for the Falcons this season and is tied for the team lead with two sacks, is expected to be booked at the Fulton County Jail and released.

Last week Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested for drunk driving just hours after the Falcons’ victory over the Broncos on Monday Night Football.

Permalink 37 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Atlanta Falcons, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
37 Responses to “Falcons’ John Abraham arrested for obstructing police, firefighters”
  1. yaryers says: Sep 24, 2012 8:47 PM

    I wish Mike Harris would have obstructed John Abraham’s path to Philip Rivers on Sunday.

  2. thepvyharvin says: Sep 24, 2012 8:54 PM

    You’ll never catch up to the Vikings,give up Falcons!

  3. novajoemicmac says: Sep 24, 2012 8:54 PM

    The dirty birds are back.

  4. Max says: Sep 24, 2012 8:59 PM

    Reset the counter at the right… 6days back to zero!

  5. deadeye says: Sep 24, 2012 9:00 PM

    He’s been negatively influenced by Michael Turner. Waiv’em both!

  6. conquerpeace4d says: Sep 24, 2012 9:02 PM

    guess it is standard procedure for one falcon to get arrested a day after each win.

  7. dbagmcswag says: Sep 24, 2012 9:05 PM

    He was just singing “wish you would step back from that ledge my friend” from the song jumper by third eye blind.

  8. dirtysouthironmen says: Sep 24, 2012 9:07 PM

    What do these two things have in common?

    Saints wins this season.

    Number of days since last arrest of an NFL player.

    Both are Zero.

  9. citizenstrange says: Sep 24, 2012 9:08 PM

    write me a letter
    send it by mail
    send it in care of
    the Birmingham jail

  10. supremekingz says: Sep 24, 2012 9:08 PM

    This sounds like nothing. Police throwing their weight around. Probably just butt hurt because Abraham wouldn’t move when they said to

  11. kevo126 says: Sep 24, 2012 9:10 PM

    Sounds like a smart and reasonable guy.

  12. jacobslatter says: Sep 24, 2012 9:13 PM

    Maybe the woman WOULD HAVE JUMPED if JA55 left the scene. Ever think of that y’all in that there media? ❓

  13. skoobyfl says: Sep 24, 2012 9:13 PM

    Why would he do this ?

  14. rodgersrodgersheisking says: Sep 24, 2012 9:16 PM

    Reset the counter!

  15. jus10jonez says: Sep 24, 2012 9:25 PM

    I’m gonna withhold judgement until the whole story comes out, but whatever the story is, it’s never a good thing to get arrested.

  16. houndofthebaskervols says: Sep 24, 2012 9:28 PM

    Friggin cops are out of control.

  17. numba1recx19 says: Sep 24, 2012 9:29 PM

    Probs wanted to just catch her if she had jumped….

  18. canetic says: Sep 24, 2012 9:31 PM

    NFL football players should be above the law of the common person.

  19. kane337 says: Sep 24, 2012 9:33 PM

    Move along. Move along. Nothing to see here.

  20. cervetta12 says: Sep 24, 2012 9:35 PM

    CLASSLESS BUMS! This team is a bunch of criminals…

  21. bloggingainteazzy says: Sep 24, 2012 9:39 PM

    Maybe the Falcon’s need their own arrest counter lol

  22. ibreathefootball says: Sep 24, 2012 9:42 PM

    You can tell that city is definitely rubbing off on him.

  23. gadzod says: Sep 24, 2012 9:44 PM

    Sweet! We are starting to get back to that 1 arrest per week average! Reset that bad boy to 0!

  24. jagsfanugh says: Sep 24, 2012 9:46 PM

    Standing up for his rights in the Police states of America…if don’t see it..coming to an area near you!

  25. dbones750 says: Sep 24, 2012 9:54 PM

    Matty Ice gets arrested next Sunday after their game for soliciting a hooker. Write it down.

  26. thedownwardspiral says: Sep 24, 2012 10:30 PM

    Falcons are the new Lions/Bucs/49ers.


  27. notdemfalcons says: Sep 24, 2012 10:40 PM

    two thoughts here as a Saints fan.

    1) Q: Who Dat? A: Everyone

    2) Falcons are quickly becoming the Bengals of the South, except they win, too.

  28. wtfchiefs says: Sep 24, 2012 10:47 PM

    Unless that was my ex wife up there getting ready to jump there’s no excuse to do something like this.

  29. ChandlerMc says: Sep 24, 2012 11:55 PM

    My brother-in-law is a detective w Atlanta PD. He was at the scene of and arrived a few mins into the ordeal. Apparently Mr Abraham (they didn’t recognize him at first) was wearing a 1920s style pork pie hat with a “Press” tag tucked into the hatband. He said his name was Walter Crunkrite and had a notebook and pencil and repeatedly asked the officers for “the scoop”. When asked to leave the area, Abraham insisted on using a phone booth to call his “miserable boss”. They found his behavior strange but unusually polite. The problem was that he simply refused to step outside the police tape. So he was handcuffed and led to a squad car while telling the officers that his boss would be upset that he “didn’t get the scoop”.


  30. gammynomnom says: Sep 25, 2012 12:02 AM

    dang falcons. 3 wins going to that head.

  31. wadinmypants says: Sep 25, 2012 12:31 AM

    Drew Brees says they are both innocent and did nothing wrong.

  32. rg3savedc says: Sep 25, 2012 12:54 AM

    Most non-talked about year in and year out impact player I’ve ever seen. Well, he’s finally in the headlines now LOL

  33. delusionalcardsfan says: Sep 25, 2012 4:18 AM

    Fight the power!

  34. roddytorock84 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:36 AM

    I don’t think this is anything. It was probably a family member and he wanted to make sure nothing happened to. I don’t see why else he would be at the scene

  35. sudz28 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:37 AM

    Why does the Turd Watch still show 7 days without an arrest?

  36. roddytorock84 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:42 AM

    Abraham took in some of his troubled nephews and nieces that’s one of the reasons he stayed in atl. My opinion is it is more related to that than anything.

  37. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Sep 26, 2012 7:14 PM

    Looks like he was just trying to go home…

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!