A San Diego Chargers WR was arrested this past weekend after police determined he was drunk, although it’s not the wide receiver on the Chargers with an alcohol related past. Chargers WR Legedu Naanee was arrested on Saturday after police determined that he was intoxicated.
According to reports, Naanee came across an active crime scene at 3:20am in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. Police officers asked Naanee to leave, but he refused. Naanee was asked to leave again and he asked a police officer why he was being “such an (expletive)”.
Police determined that Naanee had a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on or about his person” and after being asked to leave the crime scene several times, he was eventually pepper sprayed.
Naanee was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest. On the was to a police car, Naanee reportedly told one police officer, “Don’t you know who I am? I am an NFL player and I’m going to sue your *ss”.
Naanee will be a free agent after the Collective Bargaining Agreement is finalized.
Just a few observations. When are professional athletes going to realize that mixing alcohol and being out and about a # am generally does not result in positive things happening. Had Naanee waiting until after the owners lock out the players on March 4th, he would not be subject to any league discipline under the personal conduct code, however since the CBA is currently still in place, he will likely face some sort of league discipline.