Sunday, February 24, 2013

Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant jailed for criminal mischief in Miami

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was arrested early Sunday morning in Miami on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.

He was booked at around 9:30 a.m. at the Miami-Dade County jail and is being detained on $1,000 bail.

"We're aware of the situation and are gathering more information," a team spokesman told USA TODAY Sports.

There was an initial report which stated that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was the player involved, but that report turned out to be false. Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel was the media member who reportedly started the rumor. The Cowboys standout quickly refuted the rumor by taking to Twitter and confirming that he was in Dallas working out this morning, not in Miami getting handcuffed.

Kelly has since apologized for the inaccurate report.

Desmond Bryant just finished his fourth season with the Raiders after signing with them as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard in 2009. He appeared in all 16 games last season and made eight starts.

The 27-year-old has recorded 124 tackles and 10.5 sacks in his NFL career, including a career high five sacks in 2011.

Bryant is slated to become an unrestricted free agent next month.


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