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.