Philadelphia Eagles running back Dion Lewis was arrested early on Saturday morning, according to the Albany Times-Union.
Lewis was locked out of the hotel when he tried to return at 4 am after a (likely) night of partying with his brother, Lamar. While trying to get into the locked hotel, Dion banged on the glass doors and pulled the fire alarm. He was charged with falsely reporting a fire (a felony) and misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
Lewis was released after his arraignment. His brother was being held at Albany County jail without bail.
“I want to apologize to my family, the Albany community, the Eagles organization and fans, and to the NFL for my involvement in an incident this past weekend,” Lewis said in a statement released by the team. “It was never my intention to cause any public alarm or damage any property. I am sorry for any embarrassment and inconvenience that my actions have caused. I am committed to continuing to conduct myself in conformance with the high moral, ethical and professional standards that I have my entire life and of which so many others rightly expect of me. Because the matter is still in the hands of the court system, I cannot comment any further.”
The 21-year old Lewis is the first Eagles player to be arrested this offseason. Last year, the team had three during the lockout: offensive tackles Jason Peters and King Dunlap, and linebacker Akeem Jordan.
My reaction on Lewis being arrested: Who cares? He pulled a fire alarm. Big deal.