Bills release statement after charges dropped against Ed Oliver

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News that all charges against Ed Oliver were dismissed prompted an “I told you so” from the defensive lineman on social media and a statement of support from the Bills.

“We are pleased with the ruling today regarding Ed Oliver,” the Bills’ statement reads. “We supported and worked with Ed throughout the offseason program as it was a priority for us to allow the legal process to play out. We appreciate Ed’s honesty and his communication with us. With his name cleared of all charges, he can now turn his full attention on the upcoming training camp and season.”

Oliver was arrested in Montgomery County, just outside Houston, on May 16. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

But Houston attorney Gary Patterson said Oliver blew a .000 on the breathalyzer, and blood results came back negative for alcohol or drugs in his system.

The NFL gave a statement to Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News: “We continue to monitor all developments in the matter which remains under review.”

But it would seem unlikely Oliver would face punishment from the NFL given Wednesday’s revelation.

The Bills made the former University of Houston star the ninth overall pick in 2019. He made 43 tackles and five sacks as a rookie.

4 responses to “Bills release statement after charges dropped against Ed Oliver

  1. I can totally understand dropping the DWI charge but what does that have to do with the unlawfully carrying a weapon charge? That charge should have held up, but we all know NFL players are privileged and don’t live under the same rule of laws as the rest of us commoners!

  2. “I can totally understand dropping the DWI charge but what does that have to do with the unlawfully carrying a weapon charge?”

    The weapons charge only applied IF he was guilty of DUI or otherwise under the influence. He was legally carrying if sober.

  3. I can totally understand dropping the DWI charge but what does that have to do with the unlawfully carrying a weapon charge?

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    The weapon was legal. In Texas the charge is an automatic if you have a gun in you vehicle and you are arrested for DWI. So this means that the gun was registered and being properly carried, and therefore the charge was automatically dropped when the DWI charges were dropped because the gun was no longer illegal.

  4. Just one more example of why it is smart to withhold judgment until the facts are known. Also known as the presumption of innocence.

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