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Former Lions, Dolphins safety arrested, doesn’t seem to mind

For a guy who got arrested, Louis Delmas has a lot to smile about.

According to David Neal of the Miami Herald, the former Lions and Dolphins safety was arrested for taunting police while they were trying to test his friend during a DUI stop.

Delmas was the passenger in a car driven by Andry Madrigal, who got a DUI and was arrested for knowingly driving with a suspended license — since it was the 30th and 31st driving citations he’s received since 2006. But while Miami-Dade Police were administering roadside sobriety tests to Madrigal, officers reported that Delmas kept yelling at them, despite multiple requests to stop.

So they arrested him for a municipal ordinance violation, resisting arrest without violence.

He apparently thought this was a hoot, as he provided them with one of the best arrest mug shots we’ve seen in a while.

Delmas hasn’t been heard from on the field since 2015 training camp with the Dolphins, when he suffered a second torn ACL which ended his career. He spent his first five years in the league with the Lions, and was a good-enough player when he was healthy, which wasn’t often.

It’s good to know none of this has dampened his joy for life.

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19 Responses to “Former Lions, Dolphins safety arrested, doesn’t seem to mind”
  1. bigdog2372 says: Apr 5, 2017 6:53 AM

    How does one get 29 driving citations (and now 31) in 11 years? That’s almost one very 4 months. That’s mind numbing.

  2. cornersss says: Apr 5, 2017 7:36 AM

    Meh, at least he wasnt driving.

    Resisting arrest?! No wonder people dont trust cops like we use to. They dont give a crap if you get charges or not.

  3. redmosquito16 says: Apr 5, 2017 8:35 AM

    he’s lucky that he wasn’t beaten or shot while the officers dash & body cams “malfunctioned”.

  4. ronrivers says: Apr 5, 2017 9:02 AM

    I miss (healthy) Delmas. He was the heart of that Lions’ defense. He had a lot of positive energy. Glad to see he brings that same enthusiasm to all aspects of his life, haha.

  5. abninf says: Apr 5, 2017 9:03 AM

    Does he actually wear his hair like that?

  6. ajg314 says: Apr 5, 2017 9:03 AM

    “It’s good to know none of this has dampened his joy for life.”

    Love it. That’s a great comment!

  7. weepingjebus says: Apr 5, 2017 9:26 AM

    That’s pretty much how I’ve looked 24/7 since SB LI.

  8. igotgamenj says: Apr 5, 2017 10:17 AM

    He’s got a lot to smile about he’s still alive

  9. BillAndTomsAsteriskAdventure says: Apr 5, 2017 11:07 AM

    You might as well get a laugh at the cops during a sobriety test. That is exactly what they are doing to you.

    Refuse to play that ish if you’re sober.

  10. FinFan68 says: Apr 5, 2017 2:11 PM

    abninf says:
    Apr 5, 2017 9:03 AM
    Does he actually wear his hair like that?
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    No. The cops let him do it up right before the mugshot

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 5, 2017 3:49 PM

    Saying “Don’t you know who I used to be?” has very little influence on the cops.

  12. stealthscorpio says: Apr 6, 2017 4:14 AM

    He’s smiling because this charge will get thrown out so fast its not funny…we arrested you because you annoyed us with that whole right to free speech thing…

    I respect 98% of cops…but this is stuff is BS…they need to have thicker skins not brains.

  13. absodefinitely says: Apr 6, 2017 8:49 AM

    Arrested for taunting the cops? Sounds like they have some pretty thin skin…and apparently nothing better to do than book him for heckling them. Glad to know there is no real crime going on in Miami.

  14. donbat67 says: Apr 6, 2017 9:55 AM

    Purple Drank is a helluva drug .

  15. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Apr 6, 2017 10:44 AM

    I always think it’s hilarious when someone gets arrested and the only charge is resisting arrest. It amounts to an admission that the person wasn’t really doing anything wrong.

    They might as well just admit that they arrested him because he was annoying them. We all know that cops abuse their power every day. Why not just be up front about it?

  16. timmmah10 says: Apr 6, 2017 10:45 AM

    If you’re shocked to hear about 31 citations in 4 years, then go sit in on a random day in your local court. I had to bail a friend out of jail for a DUI, and sat in for his arraignment since I was at the courthouse. I was floored to hear some of the charges for the few people who were getting arraigned before him. On average, there were probably 20 previous incidents per person, with the real bread winner having 55 previous incidents including 4 DUIs, over 25 driving on suspended licenses, on top of dozens of traffic and parking citations. He hadn’t had a license in a decade, but still kept driving (and driving poorly, lol). The judge basically threw his hands up and laughed looking at his career stats, and told him to get his affairs in order because he was going to recommend the city press for maximum penalty… then gave him a 10k bail. My friend that had his first DUI (.12 BAL) and a clean record previously (One previous speeding ticket brought up by the judge), got a 15K bail. Our system is goofy.

    Whenever I hear about guys going to jail for second offense marijuana charges, I think about people like this still roaming the streets with access to vehicles…

    That being said, Delmas probably didn’t help his friend at all by being an idiot. Making a cop’s life harder is no way to deal with situations where they have the ability to provide any leniency…

  17. DonkeyWaffle says: Apr 6, 2017 11:00 AM

    How does one get 29 driving citations (and now 31) in 11 years? That’s almost one very 4 months. That’s mind numbing.

    *******************************

    Commitment, hard work and dedication.

  18. jwreck says: Apr 7, 2017 9:56 AM

    “Resisting arrest?!” “He’s smiling because…we arrested you because you annoyed us with that whole right to free speech thing…” “I always think it’s hilarious when someone gets arrested and the only charge is resisting arrest. It amounts to an admission that the person wasn’t really doing anything wrong. They might as well just admit that they arrested him because he was annoying them. ”
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    Nope, nope, nope, nope. This is why we need mandatory public school classes on basic law and dealing with law enforcement. It would go a long way towards avoiding and defusing serious altercations between civilians and police, and cut way down on the petty ones.

    To start with, “freedom of speech” does not apply to disturbing the peace or public ordinance violations. That’s why screaming directly into somebody’s ear isn’t protected by the first amendment. The officers asked Delmas to quiet, and by ignoring the request he was committing a noise violation.

    Then consider this. The cops were attempting to deal with his drunk friend at the time. What if, while distracted by Delmas, the friend had done something dangerous. Now Delmas is not only preventing the officers from doing their job properly, but he’s putting the officers’ safety in jeopardy. And they hate that.

    At the end of the day, many police officers abuse their power, but that doesn’t give us the power to abuse police. Nor should we give them provocation to abuse their power. Complying quietly and immediately never hurt anybody, and not complying has never worked out for anybody.

  19. ndnation23 says: Apr 7, 2017 5:31 PM

    jwreck : seems you need a lesson in basic Constitutional Law. Complying quietly so they dont abuse their power?!? smh Its no wonder the 4th Amendment is virtually useless anymore, because so many think like you. Next, lets discuss the law shall we? Since he wasnt under arrest to begin with, how could be be resisting it!? That kind of defies logic. things that make you go hmmm..

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