It may be a while before we take another run at 40 days without resetting the arrest tracker.
There have been several arrests of NFL players since the end of the regular season and that number grew on Wednesday morning. Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was arrested in Gwinnett County, Georgia on charges of DWI, speeding and reckless driving.
Multiple reports cropped up on Wednesday afternoon about the arrest, which Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports was the work of a Twitter user who tipped off several Bears beat writers to both the arrest and existence of a mug shot. According to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s website, Jennings was booked at 12:44 p.m. and released after posting bail at 3:41 p.m.
There are no further details regarding the arrest nor comments from the Bears or Jennings at this time. Jennings has three years left on his deal with the Bears.
UPDATE 4:48 p.m. ET: The Bears have released a boilerplate-style statement about the arrest. “We are aware of the reports regarding Tim Jennings’ arrest. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the situation.”