The moves and machinations involved with the imminent opening of the free agent market are dominating the headlines right now, but not every piece of news involving an NFL player is about their contract status.
There’s also the familiar offseason news of a player running afoul of law enforcement and Cardinals linebacker Alex Okafor did that early Monday morning in Austin, Texas.
The Austin American-Statesman reports that Okafor, who played his college ball at the University of Texas, was arrested on Monday morning. for resisting arrest. According to Travis County jail records, he remained in custody several hours later although other details about the arrest are still pending because affidavits concerning the arrest haven’t been fully processed.
Okafor was a 2013 fourth-round pick by the Cardinals and led the team in sacks with eight last season.
UPDATE 12:35 p.m. ET: Police spokesman David Boyd said, via the Statesman, that Okafor was arrested after “he fled on foot” when police officers responded to a disturbance in downtown Austin early Monday morning. Boyd did not offer more information on the nature of the original disturbance or about a warrant that was out for his arrest on a previous Class C misdemeanor.