Dan Skuta was arrested recently for battery

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The amount of offseason arrests are down this year, but some NFL players have still wound up on the wrong side of the law.

Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta is the latest addition to the ledger. Skuta was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges a little more than a week ago in Orlando and CBS47/FOX30 in Jacksonville reports he was released from jail on Sunday, June 19. Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union adds that Skuta was arrested after a fight in a bar.

The Jaguars have released a statement confirming their knowledge of Skuta’s situation, but offered no further comment about the circumstances of the arrest.

“The Jaguars are aware of the situation involving linebacker Dan Skuta and are currently gathering more information. The team has been in constant communication with Dan through this process in its entirety. No further comment can be made at this time.”

Skuta is in the second year of the five-year contract he signed with the Jaguars before the 2015 season.

UPDATE 12:53 p.m. ET: Per the police report of Skuta’s arrest, Skuta asked a woman at a bar for her phone number and an argument followed when she opted not to give it to him. Skuta allegedly “pushed her face with an open hand and into a glass window,” leading one of the woman’s friends to get police.

19 responses to “Dan Skuta was arrested recently for battery

  1. Speaking of being arrested for bar fighting…..what ever happened to the punk on the Bills who beat up the off-duty cops in Philly? Did the Bills ever do the right thing and cut the punk?

  2. nhpats says:
    Jun 27, 2016 12:14 PM

    Speaking of being arrested for bar fighting…..what ever happened to the punk on the Bills who beat up the off-duty cops in Philly? Did the Bills ever do the right thing and cut the punk?

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    What you should have said was did the DA do the right thing and start investigating why their police is fighting people at night clubs and spending grands on bubbly

  3. ^ not to mention that the cops, who started the fight, were inebriated but still carrying firearms, then admitted to driving to a hospital while still under the influence. of course no charges were brought against the cops, you know, because #AllLivesMatter

  4. It’s a shame that I was cringing at the headline and didn’t find relief until learning that this was not a domestic situation or a battery upon a woman…

    Hey, if a linebacker gets in a bar fight, he gets in a bar fight. Let the cops figure out who said what to who and who hit who first, etc. SSDD for the lives of bars and their patrons.

  5. A local station in Jacksonville is reporting he shoved a woman’s head into a window. She was uninjured but chose to press charges. He appeared to be intoxicated.

  6. “Fight in a bar”? How about player buys girl drinks, player asks girl for digits, girl says no, girl gets pie-faced by player…

  7. Dan Skuta is 30 and in the second year of a five year deal worth over $20M. They gave him a $2M roster bonus last year, a $2.6M salary in 2015 and $3.6M in 2016 ($3.5M is guaranteed). The remaining three years his salary is $4.1M with no guaranteed money and no cap hit if he is released.

    They sure paid a lot of money to a guy who has seven career sacks, with five of those coming in the year before they signed him.

  8. Fewer players are getting arrested in the offseason

    Posted by Mike Florio on June 26, 2016, 7:37 PM EDT
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    ….MAY have written that article just a tad too soon……………

  9. johnnyjagfan says:
    Jun 27, 2016 12:46 PM

    It’s a shame that I was cringing at the headline and didn’t find relief until learning that this was not a domestic situation or a battery upon a woman…
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    “Per the police report of Skuta’s arrest, Skuta asked a woman at a bar for her phone number and an argument followed when she opted not to give it to him. Skuta allegedly “pushed her face with an open hand and into a glass window,” leading one of the woman’s friends to get police.”

    Yeah, thank god it wasn’t battery upon a woman

  10. Guys that pull crap like this make ALL Men look.

    I know you can’t hit a home run without swinging the bat, but everyone strikes out from time to time. Learn how to deal with it.

  11. nhpats says:
    Jun 27, 2016 12:14 PM

    Speaking of being arrested for bar fighting…..what ever happened to the punk on the Bills who beat up the off-duty cops in Philly? Did the Bills ever do the right thing and cut the punk?
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    Those charges were dropped a long time ago.

    The DA tried to Goodell it, but ended up doing the right thing.

  12. Ugly guy still can’t pick up chicks even with a NFL paycheck, so he mushes her into a window?

    Taking L, after L, after L…LOL

  13. I_Just_Like_Typing_Comments_That_Wont_Get_Published says:
    Jun 27, 2016 1:10 PM
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    Wow. Sick of this crap. Shoved a woman in her face? Not a man, Skuta. Gus, give this clown a bus ticket and Myles Jack his job.

  14. When it’s all said and done maybe him and Johnny Numbskull can go cruising for chicks…….

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