Four Jaguars players reportedly tried to skip out on $64,000 bar tab

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While the names of the four Jaguars players who were detained early Saturday (London time) after an incident at a London bar still haven’t been confirmed, more details are emerging.

Per multiple reports, the players allegedly tried to leave without paying a $64,000 bar tab.

Via BBC.com, the London Metropolitan Police issued a statement confirming the arrest, and confirming that the players were released.

“Officers attended and spoke with a group of males who had allegedly been attempting to leave the venue without paying a large bill,” the authorities said. “Four men aged in their twenties were subsequently arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation and taken to a central London police station for questioning. They were all subsequently released with no further action.”

Apparently, the players were released after the money was paid.

Apart from the fact that the players tried to purchase (and presumably consume) $64,000 worth of alcohol without paying for it, the Jaguars should be troubled by the fact that at least four of the team’s players were out at 4:00 a.m. local time drinking up to $64,000 worth of alcohol.

Given the discipline and accountability that coach Doug Marrone and executive V.P. of football operations Tom Coughlin instilled in the organization last year, the latest escapade involving the Jaguars becomes a microcosm of a team that suddenly doesn’t look like the squad coached by Marrone and crafted by Coughlin a year ago.

In other words, it may be a good idea to take the Eagles and give the points.

73 responses to “Four Jaguars players reportedly tried to skip out on $64,000 bar tab

  1. Jags trying to do a rabbit, UCLA basketball players shoplifting in China, Ryan Lochte, well, doing everything…

    Stay classy, USA !

  2. This is the second time this story was written and again saying the names were not released. The players are Ronnie Harrison, DJ Hayden and Gerard Wilson!

  3. Front office said they would deal with it internally. Since they are playing I guess that means Pepto Bismol and a stern talking too…..

  4. At some point the names of these players will be made public. In the meantime the rest of the team as well as the coaching staff get stained from this, unfairly as it is. Coughlin will see that these incidents never happen again.

  5. That’s just great. First, how can 4 guys run up a bar bill of $64,000???? Second, America’s image has taken a beating around the world and stupid stuff like this only makes it worse.
    Finally, these games in Europe shouldn’t even be played there. It’s all about money. How the NFL can be this greedy is beyond me. I never, ever want to hear from Roger Goodell or the NFL how much they care about the fans. Because we all know it’s a bunch of bull.

  6. “$64,000 worth of alcohol”

    $64,000? Man, how long were they there and how much do drinks cost in England?

  7. It’s a sad fact that rich and famous people can get away with stuff like that and a working person would have the book thrown at them.

  8. And the good folks on NFL Gameday Kickoff find it humorous. Yep, the talking heads for the NFL find it funny that this happened and I quote, “If Jacksonville wins, this will all be forgotten.”

  9. Rapaport reported that bottles of expensive liquor and champagne were sent to their table, which the players assumed were comped. I’ve heard stories from friends like this, the management smilingly sends over bottles you didn’t order, you say wow thanks how nice, and then they show up on your bill. So there was a dispute over the amount of the bill; it wasn’t the players just trying to duck out.

  10. Isn’t it nice that privacy is respected? When was the last time you heard a news story about an arrest and didn’t immediately know who it was?

  11. If anything were learned in their college careers, stiffing the bar was one of them.
    Entitlements, passing grades based on football talent, & “scholarships” have created a cesspool.
    Not surprised by this.

  12. bonitalocal says:
    October 28, 2018 at 9:20 am
    Why aren’t they in jail?


    They did spend the entire night in a cell. If the reports are true they didn’t get released until 1 pm. I’m sure they are going to be in great shape for the game and ready to turn the Jags’ season around.

  13. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    October 28, 2018 at 9:49 am
    It’s called drink and dash, everyone does it at sometime or another.

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    Speak for yourself. I’ve never done it.

  14. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    October 28, 2018 at 8:12 am
    Beat a Pats team that hadn’t gelled yet and thought they’d arrived. At least the Eagles actually won it all before they decided they were entitled.

    86 14 Rate This

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    eagles were handed 14 free points by cheater goodell

    eagles are frauds

  15. toadinthewoods says:
    October 28, 2018 at 9:14 am
    Rapaport reported that bottles of expensive liquor and champagne were sent to their table, which the players assumed were comped. I’ve heard stories from friends like this, the management smilingly sends over bottles you didn’t order, you say wow thanks how nice, and then they show up on your bill. So there was a dispute over the amount of the bill; it wasn’t the players just trying to duck out.

    20 26 Rate This

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    yeah, right

    and goodell isn’t a cheater either

  16. firstdownbrowns says:
    October 28, 2018 at 8:13 am
    Vegas wont take any action it. it will be pull off the board. how did the Bar let it get so far out of hand ? who is running that place ?
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    Yes…. It’s the bar’s fault.

  17. They need to take a knee at the bar. What an injustice that the bar owner actually wants to get paid for using their products

  18. After more has come out I think I’m on the players’ side here. Getting overpriced drinks sent by management to a rich table is a very underhanded and common way sleazy places screw people. Its a very British screwing too – non-confrontational, sneaky and imposed on foreigners. The UK has a perfidious reputation in Europe for a reason.

  19. According to an article elsewhere, the Wine bottles were £450 each. And the bill was £50000. So the bar is claiming 4 people bought 100 bottles of wine and vodka?

    The bill sounds outrageous. I wouldnt throw these guys under the bus yet.

  20. “Did the classless losers end up leaving the appropriate $13,000 tip?”

    Actually you don’t generally tip in Europe, restaurant and bar staff are far better paid then they are here.

    They were probably drinking Napoleonic era brandy or something like that at 10-15k a bottle.

  21. toadinthewoods says:
    October 28, 2018 at 9:14 am
    Rapaport reported that bottles of expensive liquor and champagne were sent to their table, which the players assumed were comped. I’ve heard stories from friends like this, the management smilingly sends over bottles you didn’t order, you say wow thanks how nice, and then they show up on your bill. So there was a dispute over the amount of the bill; it wasn’t the players just trying to duck out.
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    Sounds about right. I was wondering how any establishment would allow $64k in charges, without first substantiating the customers’ ability and willingness to pay. Now it all makes sense.

  22. I would like to see the bill. I hope they make it public. $64,000 for four guys seems pretty outrageous if it’s just alcohol. I wonder what else was on that bill…

    I’ve been part of a $7,500 bar bill before but that included Lobster and a few other high end things… it was also for like 10 people.

    Inquiring minds want to know how one man consumes $16,000 at your burlesque show.

  23. You guys forget, they arent buying all that alcohol for themselves, they are buying bottles for the ladies.

    Steve keim was suspended for 5 games for a DUI. This should be at least the same sevarity. The optics alone of drinking at 4am on game day, then showing thier privilege of wasting 64k on booze which is more than the annual salary of most people. Then trying to ditch the bill. Curious to see how the nfl handles it

  24. Does the NFL really need to be going to London? They must have been drinking very expensive stuff. I doubt they ever saw a price list. This doesn’t sound like a normal story to me. Maybe their credit cards were denied. Maybe the bar overcharged. Lots of questions. I know some players aren’t the brightest human beings, but they probably aren’t as dumb as this looks.

  25. I’m sure they went to some high-end place and were served the most expensive liquor on the menu. That’s crazy money. If I owned a joint and high rollers came strolling in I’d do the same.

  26. As a person that has been a bartender in several dives AND high-class places; it is easy to lose control of “buy a round for the house!”. I have had Spanos come into the bar with his entourage and team then leave an hour later with a $7000 tab. Buying a round for the house can be as cheap as $100 if they only buy draft, or $10k an hour if the crowd is buying Dom Pérignon mimosas…

    These kids need pocket accountants when they go out. Or, you know, a curfew they respect before a game.

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