Ernest Wilford arrested, Tasered in Jacksonville

He’s currently not a member of any NFL roster, so the incident won’t reset the “days without an arrest” meter to double zero.  Still, to the extent that veteran NFL receiver and tight end Ernest Wilford was hoping to play pro football in 2011, he now may have to aim for the UFL, or lower.

News4Jax.com reports that Wilford was arrested Friday on multiple charges.

Per the arrest report (via News4Jax.com), Wilford allegedly inappropriately touched at least two women at a Jacksonville Beach bar, and he did not leave when asked to do so.  Police arrived, and he told them, “I’m not going anywhere.”

Wilford allegedly took pushed one officer in the chest, and two Taser shots were required to bring him down.

He was booked at 4:00 a.m. ET, and he was released on bond at roughly 10:00 a.m. ET.

Wilford began his career in 2004 with the Jaguars.  After four seasons in Jacksonville, he signed with the Dolphins, who cut him in early 2009.  He returned to the Jaguars, appearing in 15 games that year and two in 2010.

And, yes, we thought about using “Ernest goes to jail” as the headline for this one.  But we didn’t.

28 responses to “Ernest Wilford arrested, Tasered in Jacksonville

  1. “two Taser shots were required to bring him down”

    They should have a hippo setting for those things.

  2. my god… why wouldn’t you use the Ernest goes to jail as the headline? I got wierd looks for laughing out loud at the office when I read that.

  3. “What’s wring with saying hey nice tits? When did that go out the window?” Louis Black

  4. Oh no, the dreaded “took push”. I thought the Shaolin monks didn’t teach that move outside of tibet!? I hear it takes years to master.

  5. Clearly he has hopes of being in Pittsburgh next year …….if you’re an out-of-work receiver, this is how you catch Ben’s attention.

  6. Earnest would like to thank you for his 15 minutes of fame. Until this article not many people ever heard of this guy.

  7. “Wilford allegedly inappropriately touched at least two women”

    He never could find the line of scrimmage.

  8. Wow all he had to do was walk away and nobody would ever have known who he was. Instead he took the ol’ push the cop in the chest and tell him to fu*k off strategy.

    Yeah that one alway works just great.

  9. Cops in Duval County are quick to pull the trigger…..maybe it’s because of all the dread heads…..I dunno, Jax Beach is usually a good, calm spot. Probably just a little too much liqour in his system.

  10. “Police arrived, and he told them, ‘I’m not going anywhere.'”

    That pretty much sums up his future NFL career.

  11. My buddy has played golf with him and is one of the nicest guys as i have been told. Amazing what alcohol can do to you. Looks like he put on about 40lbs too.

  12. “Still, to the extent that veteran NFL receiver and tight end Ernest Wilford was hoping to play pro football in 2011, he now may have to aim for the UFL, or lower.”
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    If he does, it’ll be the first time he’s ever played pro football

  13. The Bengals, Ravens, and Cowboys are currently in a bidding war to get this guy a contract.

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    You can throw in the Dolphins as well. Oh wait, they’ve already gone down that road.

  14. Not condoning this, but how many of us on here can say that we haven’t done something stupid when we were drunk. He’s always been an upstanding guy, and some of you are ready to crucify him over one bad day. This is nothing compared to what the Steeler’s star quarterback did. To all you talking smack about him, let’s see…how many of you can say you were in the NFL at all??? Jealous much???

  15. i dont know about youse guys, but i dont see myself as a f@@kin failure cause i wasnt in the nfl.

    stfu marr.

  16. flyingelvislogosucksbringbackpatpatriot says:
    Jan 14, 2011 12:16 PM
    Earnest would like to thank you for his 15 minutes of fame. Until this article not many people ever heard of this guy.

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    Only people that follow the NFL know of him. Clearly, you are not one of them. He wasn’t a superstar or anything, but he played at a decent level for a few years.

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