Former Patriots, Broncos back arrested on prostitution charges

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The week before training camps open is always a perilous week for NFL players and the law. Even for former players, apparently.

According to Gavin Lesnick of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, former Broncos and Patriots running back Cedric Cobbs was arrested and jailed over the weekend on charges of first-degree promoting prostitution.

The 34-year-old Cobbs was booked on the misdemeanor charge after he reportedly drove a woman to a cheap hotel, where she had arranged to have sex in exchange for money with a person who was actually an undercover officer. Cobbs was arrested while sitting in the car waiting for her.

Police also found a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine in the vehicle’s console as well as another pipe, prescription pills and meth in the woman’s purse.

Cobbs was indicted in October on federal prescription pain pill dealing charges, after being arrested in September 2013 for attempting to purchase pain medication with a fraudulent prescription.

48 responses to “Former Patriots, Broncos back arrested on prostitution charges

  1. All part of the Patriots way. Perhaps he can get off on a technicality? Then the fans can pretend he’s innocent too.

  2. I’m not sure if the PFT censors will let this post through but prostitution should NOT be illegal (any more than alcohol consumption was during prohibition). Prostitution is as old as time itself and in the absence of human trafficking it does no harm to either party in the transaction and is no one else’s business. Except of course for the ‘moral’ hypocrites aka politicians and preachers.

    The best model of where it is legal and works is Nevada.

  3. I’ve never heard Bill Belichick criticize a member of his team during their tenure or immediately upon their release.

    Except for Cedric Cobbs. I believe after he was cut Belichick said something to the effect that Cobbs does not have the cognitive ability to play in the NFL.

  4. floratiotime says:
    Jul 20, 2015 6:31 AM
    All part of the Patriots way. Perhaps he can get off on a technicality? Then the fans can pretend he’s innocent too.

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    Yes, you make such an excellent, well-reasoned point. This has everything to do with the Patriots.

  5. floratiotime says:
    Jul 20, 2015 6:31 AM
    All part of the Patriots way. Perhaps he can get off on a technicality? Then the fans can pretend he’s innocent too.
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    Way to connect the dots. You sir are a genius.

  6. I hope C4 gets the help he needs. The guy has been going downhill since his playing days, is there any doubt where the pain killer habit came from?

  7. All part of the Patriots way. Perhaps he can get off on a technicality? Then the fans can pretend he’s innocent too.

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    Oh, you mean like Aaron Hernandez?

  8. Can’t let those consenting adults offer sex for money. Nope, that’s just so wrong. What a free country!

    What a damn waste of tax payer money when it comes to stuff like this and drug charges.

  9. I think America should spend whatever little money it has left for policing to more important matters than prostitution and drug use.

  10. Oh, you mean like Aaron Hernandez?
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    Be happy the murderer doesnt have a statue after him, like another NFL player in another city.

  11. Setting a sting for horny men looking to pay for a little pleasure seems so wrong they should outlaw it.like marijuana prostitution should be made legal, taxed and regulated,then husbands could have sex once again.

  12. I’m very surprised to see many of you minimizing the use of meth in this story. We are not talking about pot here. Many crimes and other despicable acts are committed so that they can get their fix. Do you honestly believe these people have real jobs to pay for it? Where exactly do you think the money comes from? I won’t even mention what happens when teenagers get a hold of this crap. I know because I lost someone special in my family too young. smh

  13. “I hope C4 gets the help he needs. The guy has been going downhill since his playing days, is there any doubt where the pain killer habit came from?”
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    Yeah, it’s the NFL’s fault this guy is a mess, does meth, and is involved in prostitution. There is no personal responsibility or accountability left in this once great country. It’s always someone else’s fault, isn’t it? If this generation had to fight in WWII, we would all be speaking German.

  14. floratiotime says:
    Jul 20, 2015 6:31 AM
    All part of the Patriots way. Perhaps he can get off on a technicality? Then the fans can pretend he’s innocent too.
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    The Patriots get rid of players that are in trouble with the law. Unlike other teams. Hernandez was immediately released. Cobbs last team was the Broncos. Again NE didn’t want him.

    Guess your hatred for all things Patriots keeps you blind to reality.

  15. afwhigs says:
    Jul 20, 2015 7:05 AM

    floratiotime says:
    Jul 20, 2015 6:31 AM
    All part of the Patriots way. Perhaps he can get off on a technicality? Then the fans can pretend he’s innocent too.

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    Yes, you make such an excellent, well-reasoned point. This has everything to do with the Patriots.
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    90% of the articles don’t involve the Patriots but yet we are all subjected to the constant whining so why would this be any different especially when he played for them?

  16. Wait, what is with pointing out that he was a Bronco and using a picture of him in a Broncos uniform?

    I thought the whole world was in together on a giant conspiracy to target only the Patriots.

  17. When approached for comment following his arrest, Mr. Cobb simply stated: “Pimpin ain’t easy, but it sure is fun!”

  18. He never started an NFL game, played 3 games in 2004 for the Patriots and 2 games in 2006 for the Broncos. He has 25 total carries in his NFL career.

    Is this really a story on it’s own or is it a story because he used to play for the Patriots?

  19. Patriots* fans, you can’t have it both ways. You can’t constantly cry and whine on other posts that have nothing to do with the Patriots* and not expect people to take a few shots on them from a post that had one of their(briefly) former players in the article. I wouldn’t have but hey, when you incessantly whine and complain and cry all the time you are going to have people take shots at you, stop crying already.

  20. Dear bastageman,

    If you think Pats fans are insufferable now, wait till the playoffs.

    screwing with the gameballs = 4 game suspension, #1 and #4 draft pick, and a million dollar fine?

    Okay.

  21. It is sad to see that PFT posts have become about 3/4 trolls who see a teams name and just troll on every post. Now, I like most,just read the articles without ever reading peoples posts anymore.

  22. This headline is honestly a bit misleading. The article states he drove a woman to a motel where SHE had arranged to meet an undercover officer for sex. He was waiting out in the car. I guess they had probable cause for him as well…but he was not the person soliciting.

  23. Cobb played 5 more games than I have in the NFL. Suggesting he’s a former Patriot or Bronco is technically correct, but 3 games in NE 11 years ago and 2 games in DEN 9 years ago shouldn’t lump him in with real Vets of those teams.

  24. The undercover was Sapp. He’s doing all he can to minimize his conviction(s).

  25. did you ever envision that these would be the kind of stories you’d be putting your name to when you decided to pursue a career in journalism, Darin?

  26. He had to wait in the car, because he got tackled in the parking lot on his way to the hotel room.

  27. ALL POSTERS ON PFT SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO POST WHO THE TEAM IS THEY ROOT FOR prior TO BE BEING ABLE TO POST ANYTHING.

    SO MANY KEYBOARD-COWARDS ON HERE TALKING JUNK ABOUT THE PATRIOTS AND THEIR FANS BUT WOULD NEVER HAVE THE STONES TO DISCLOSE WHICH holier than thou TEAM THEY ROOT FOR.

    hehateme2
    floratiotime
    religionisforidiots
    mikermiker

    At least Logical clown makes it known he’s a fool for the Redskins.
    These other chumps, not so much

  28. Glad to see the Republic is secure in that two consenting adults were not able to have sex. Great use of police resources and a superb way to reintegrate the arrested back into the community.

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