NFL Players Arrested, Legal Issues
According to ESPN, Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Ed Oliver was arrested Saturday night in his hometown of Houston on charges of driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon. Oliver was taken to the Montgomery County Jail after being pulled over on State Highway 242. Both charges are misdemeanors, according to the jail's website.
The 22-year-old Oliver had an open beer between his legs and was determined to be impaired after a field sobriety test. The officer who administered the test noted that Oliver may have been impaired by something other than alcohol, and police discovered a pistol in Oliver's vehicle. No drugs were found. Oliver underwent a mandatory blood draw before being transported to jail.
Police were alerted to Oliver's driving by a 911 call from another motorist, who reported a Ford Super Duty pickup hauling a trailer with a dune buggy on it through a 45 mph construction zone on State Highway 242. The 911 caller noted that Oliver was "failing to maintain a lane and driving dangerously."
The 6-foot-1, 287-pound Oliver was the ninth overall selection in last year's draft and had an immediate impact for the Bills, recording 43 tackles and five sacks last season as a rookie.
Meanwhile, the New York Giants have told cornerback DeAndre Baker to stay away from team meetings and focus on his legal issues at this time.
Baker faces four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm from an incident that occurred Wednesday night in Miramar, Florida. He was granted bond at $200,000 ($25,000 for each charge) on Sunday morning after spending the night in the Broward Sheriff's Office jail.
Baker was released from jail on Sunday, per one of his attorneys, Patrick Patel, and online records. Dunbar was also released.
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