Four NFL players were taken into custody on Saturday

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The NFL had an ugly day on Saturday.

Four NFL players were taken into police custody in a span of less than 24 hours from early Saturday morning to Saturday evening.

The first player arrested was Washington wide receiver Cody Latimer, in an incident that started with a shots fired call shortly after midnight. Latimer was booked on charges of assault in the second degree, menacing, illegal discharge of a firearm, prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

During the day on Saturday two NFL players, Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar and Giants cornerback Deandre Baker both turned themselves in. Arrest warrants were issued for the two players on Thursday, after Baker was accused of using a semi-automatic firearm on Wednesday to rob multiple people, with Dunbar’s help, of more than $11,000 in cash plus watches and other valuables worth more than $60,000.

On Saturday evening, Bills defensive lineman Ed Oliver was arrested on charges of DWI and unlawful possession of a weapon.

At a time when NFL facilities are closed and offseason work is all done virtually, players may have more time and more opportunities to get themselves into trouble. That came to a head on Saturday.

41 responses to “Four NFL players were taken into custody on Saturday

  1. I know the comments will center around how bad NFL players are (the arrest rate, last I checked is significantly less than general society, just more visible for obvious reasons), but without judging the guilt or innocence of these players, something ain’t looking too good right now.

    I don’t assume things but COVID, lack of structure, immature people with lots of money….just saying it isn’t adding up very well right now. Still going to withhold judgment.

  2. They need to start explaining the firearms ID card process at the rookie symposium

  3. Well lets see….32 teams, 90 on a roster, mostly all in quarantine? 4 isn’t a bad number.

  4. Armed robbery? A couple guys making more money than anyone at the party, probably. Just senseless.

  5. Every team with a minority player arrested for a felony will move up 5 spots in the 3rd round, players arrested for a misdemeanor will move up 2 spaces in the fifth round capped at 6 spaces for separate infractions.

  6. I know everyone complained when the police blotter went away but really it was a server capacity issue.

  7. If it was anyone of us, we’d be getting anywhere from 2-20 years for these crimes, if guilty. Anyone want to take the over/under that all of these crimes together will be 30 days?

  8. So these players are separated from their teams’ support and that might explain some bad behavior. If so, this should be a wakeup call for teams to concentrate on winning football games and not social work.

  9. Interesting…….. 2 of the 4 players have ties to Washington.

    It is No surprise that breaking the law is trickling down from Capitol Hill to the NFL players in the same city.

  10. NFL players doing their part in keeping the NFL in the news during the slow time.

  11. Four NFL players were taken into custody on Saturday

    so all in all, it was a good day.

  12. Those that want to do the statistics & say it’s only 4 out of so many NFL player are forgetting that it was only one day. If this past Saturday was repeated everyday, there would be 1,460 arrested which is about 50% of league.

    So yes; this past Saturday was a bad day for the NFL.

  13. So who said we don’t have sports anymore? Today is Sunday and Vegas just put down odds on which NFL player would be arrested today.

  14. Some of these guys are looking to get some permanent “Stay-in-Place” orders!

  15. and get this… not a single Miami Dolphin. For years it would have been! I really think Brian Flores is THE answer.

  16. Some people are just too dumb for anything but prison. It’s unfortunate that so many of them play or have played in the NFL.

  17. At first I was confused. Then I searched and discovered that Oliver was arrested in Houston. That made much more sense. The Buffalo police would not have tagged an Bills player with DWI.

  18. I expected these things would happen. The only thing that surprised me is that it took this long.

  19. The NFL better start the season in a hurry….or they won’t have enough players out of jail…

  20. Innocent until proven guilty. Then… fire away. Sure SOUNDS like something smells bad….

  21. A lot of you do the same things, but nothing happens to you because of you’re white privilege!

  22. Dunbar and Baker, if guilty will go to prison. Victims can sue them for every dime they have.

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