Ex-Bear David Terrell arrested on drug, battery charges

Former Bears receiver David Terrell faces drug and battery charges after he was arrested in Chicago on Friday.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the incident began on Friday afternoon when officers responded to a call reporting people smoking marijuana. Police found Terrell and two other people with what were described as “materials to package and distribute narcotics” in plain view.

Police say Terrell struck one officer’s hand and “resisted and attempted to defeat the arrest.”

Terrell was charged with one felony count of manufacture or delivery of 30-500 grams of cannabis and one misdemeanor count of battery. He paid the required 10 percent of his $20,000 bond and was released from jail.

As the No. 8 overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft, Terrell was a disappointment: He lasted four years in Chicago and caught 128 passes for 1,602 yards and nine touchdowns. He caught on with Denver for long enough to play one game in 2005, and that was the last game of his NFL career.