Jul 25, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (10) enters the field during training camp at Dream Finders Home Practice Complex. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Terrelle Pryor arrested for assault, throwing pumpkins

Former Ohio State star and NFL player Terrelle Pryor was arrested Wednesday near Pittsburgh and charged with simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment, according to multiple media reports.

Pryor allegedly got into a phone argument with a woman, texting and calling her repeatedly, before striking the woman and throwing a deck chair at her.

The complaint says he then began throwing pumpkins at the windshield of her car, which he admitted to the officer who wrote the police report after denying hitting the woman.

Pryor was released on $100,000 bond under condition that he have no contact with the woman.

A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 19.

After an impressive collegiate career with the Buckeyes, Pryor was on NFL rosters for seven seasons.

His most productive season as a quarterback came in 2013 with the Oakland Raiders, when he threw for 1,798 yards with seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He later had a 1,000-yard season as a receiver with the Cleveland Browns in 2016.

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Linebacker Quandarrius Robinson (34) Crimson Tide players work on drills in practice Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]

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Alabama LB Quandarrius Robinson arrested for DUI

Alabama sophomore linebacker Quandarrius Robinson was charged with driving under the influence following an accident late Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, according to police.

No one was injured in the three-car wreck.

After an investigation, Robinson was charged with DUI and taken to Tuscaloosa County Jail. His bond was set at $1,000 and he was eligible to be released after 12 hours or after passing a sobriety test, according to a Tuscaloosa Police Department spokesperson.

Robinson, 20, did not see any playing time during his freshman season with the Crimson Tide in 2020.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Birmingham, Ala., native was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2020. He was ranked No. 65 overall nationally and No. 6 among outside linebackers by the 247 Sports Composite.

No. 1 Alabama, the defending national champions, open the 2021 season at home Saturday against No. 14 Miami.

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Miami S Avantae Williams suspended after arrest

The Miami Hurricanes suspended redshirt freshman safety Avantae Williams on Thursday after he was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant victim.

Williams, a consensus four-star recruit from DeLand, Fla., was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 safety by Rivals and ESPN in the Class of 2020. He sat out last season due to an unspecified medical issue.

According to public records, Williams, 20, was arrested by the Miami-Dade Police Department on Wednesday and jailed on a $10,000 bond.

Williams was arrested after an argument with his child’s mother, who is also pregnant with his baby, according to a police report obtained by the Miami Herald.

The couple had broken up and Williams allegedly told the woman to move out of their residence. “When I return from practice you need to be gone,” he told her, per the report. When he returned and she was still packing, he allegedly grabbed her by the hair and threw her onto a bed. Police said he grabbed her by the hair a second time and threw her outside the home, causing her to strike her head on the ground.

A neighbor called 911 and Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue transported the woman to West Kendall Hospital, where she reportedly had “multiple bruises to her arms,” a bruise on her neck and two broken fingernails.

“He was immediately suspended from all team activities,” said Camron Ghorbi, Miami’s assistant athletic director for communications.

The Hurricanes, coming off an 8-3 season in 2020, open the 2021 campaign against defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 4 in Atlanta.

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Dec 13, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) looks on against the Washington Football Team during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Richard Sherman released, faces four non-felony charges

A King County (Wash.) District Court judge Thursday ordered the release of NFL star Richard Sherman, who faces four misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor charges, per the Seattle Times.

Sherman waived his first court appearance. Prosecutors asked for bail in the amount of $10,000 but Judge Fa’amomoi Masaniai released Sherman on his own recognizance.

“I see Mr. Sherman is a pillar in this community, he’s a business owner, he’s a husband, he’s a father,” Judge Masaniai said, per Audacy Sports. “I’m gonna release Mr. Sherman.”

In addition, Masaniai ruled that Sherman not have contact with his father-in-law.

Sherman will not face felony charges after initially being booked on domestic-violence burglary. Instead, Sherman faces charges of second degree criminal trespass, third degree malicious mischief, resisting arrest and driving under the influence of alcohol, per the Times.

Sherman was arrested in Redmond, Wash., early Wednesday morning after attempting to break into his in-laws’ house.

“My kids were not harmed in the incident. He’s a good person and this is not his character,” Ashley Moss, Sherman’s wife, told the Seattle Times. “I want people to know no one was injured.”

Seattle-based radio station KIRO-FM obtained audio of the 911 call Moss made before Sherman left his home overnight.

“I need officers to my house now,” Moss told the 911 operator. “My husband is drunk and threatened to kill himself.”

Sherman was located outside the home when police arrived and initially fought with police to the point that a K9 dog was deployed to help bring him into custody, police said.

Both Sherman and the responding officer sustained minor injuries as a result of the K9 deployment and ensuing altercation, and Sherman was taken to a local hospital before later booked into the King County Correctional Facility.

Sherman, a free agent, is a vice president on the NFL Player Association’s executive committee.

Sherman, 33, missed a career-high 11 games last season for the San Francisco 49ers. The five-time Pro Bowl selection recorded 18 tackles and one interception in five games before being released in February.

In the previous season, Sherman collected 61 tackles, three interceptions and 11 passes defended in 15 games while making his fifth Pro Bowl.

Sherman’s first seven seasons were spent with the NFC West rival Seahawks, with whom he made two Super Bowl appearances (winning one) and grabbed 32 interceptions. Sherman also earned three first-team All-Pro selections from 2012-14 as part of Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” defense.

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Sep 27, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (18) runs against Chicago Bears linebacker Barkevious Mingo (50) during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons ‘gathering information’ about arrest of LB Barkevious Mingo

The Atlanta Falcons said Saturday they are “gathering information” about the arrest of former first-round draft selection Barkevious Mingo in Arlington, Texas.

According to Arlington police records, Mingo was arrested Thursday night on a charge of indecency with child sexual contact. He was released on a $25,000 bond.

“Our organization became aware of the allegations involving Barkevious Mingo today and are currently gathering information on this incident,” the Falcons’ statement read. “The Falcons take the allegations very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation.”

No details of the alleged incident were available Saturday afternoon.

The Falcons signed Mingo, 30, to a one-year, $1.25 million deal on March 23 to provide depth at linebacker and on special teams.

The No. 6 overall pick in 2013, Mingo is well-traveled, playing his first three seasons with the Cleveland Browns, then one season each with New England, Indianapolis, Seattle, Houston and Chicago.

In 126 career games (40 starts), he has 255 tackles, 12.5 sacks, five fumble recoveries, one interception and 16 passes defensed.

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Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) scrambles as Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (55) chases in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Chiefs’ Frank Clark arrested on felony weapons charge

Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher Frank Clark is facing a felony weapons charge — illegal possession of a firearm — following his Sunday night arrest in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.com Monday.

TMZ said Clark, driving a Lamborghini SUV, was found to be carrying an Uzi when pulled over at 9:20 p.m. on a traffic stop.

Jail records show Clark posted $35,000 bond and was released Monday afternoon, according to KCTV in L.A.

The Chiefs have not made a statement following the arrest, but are aware of the arrest, per multiple reports.

Drafted in the second round by the Seattle Seahawks in 2015, Clark, who turned 28 last Monday, was traded to Kansas City prior to the 2019 season, signing a five-year deal worth $104 million. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in both seasons for the Chiefs, and has collected 49 sacks over his six seasons with the Seahawks (2015-18) and Chiefs (2019-20).

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Cardinals’ top pick Zaven Collins arrested

Arizona Cardinals rookie linebacker Zaven Collins was arrested Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz., for excessive speed and reckless driving, multiple outlets reported Monday.

He was booked and released from custody Sunday night.

Collins, 22, was the No. 16 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft after an All-American season at Tulsa. He signed his four-year, $14.7 million rookie contract earlier this month and took part in minicamp.

In 2020, Collins won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award in 2020, both given to the nation’s top defensive player.

He is expected to start Week 1 when the Cardinals travel to Nashville to play the Tennessee Titans.

“It’s a lot of pressure, and I love it,” Collins said last week. “It’s a good thing. It means people expect a lot out of you. Being a high draft pick, people expect that. It comes with it. You can’t be a high draft pick and then not do anything. It’s something I really look forward to, and if I mess up, I mess up.”

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Va. Tech LB Isi Etute charged with second-degree murder

Virginia Tech linebacker Isi Etute has been charged with second-degree murder, according to multiple reports.

An incoming freshman, Etute was arrested in connection with an incident that occurred on May 31 and resulted in the death of a Blacksburg, Virginia, resident.

A hearing for Etute, who has been suspended indefinitely by the university and the football team, has been set for Thursday morning.

“The Virginia Tech and Town of Blacksburg communities are united in our shared concern for the welfare of all,” the university said in a statement. “Together, we denounce all acts of violence and stand together in support of one another. You don’t need to be close to this to be affected by this. If you need assistance or support, you are encouraged to reach out for help.”

A native of Virginia Beach, Etute was a three-star member of the Hokies’ 2021 recruiting class. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder out at Frank W. Cox High School enrolled at Virginia Tech in January.

Etute is being held at Montgomery County Jail without bond.

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Dec 8, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne (31) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers CB Justin Layne arrested on felony gun charge

Jan 5, 2019; San Jose, CA, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) drinks from a Gatorade bottle during practice prior to the CFP National Championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide at CEFCU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne was arrested Friday morning on a gun charge in Willoughby Hills, Ohio.

He was arrested on suspicion of felony transportation of a firearm inside a vehicle, according to the police report. He also was charged with misdemeanor driving with a suspended license and speeding.

Police said Layne was pulled over about 1:20 a.m. as he headed east on Interstate 90, driving his Dodge Charger at 89 mph in a 60 mph zone.

Layne identified himself as a member of the Steelers, and when police did a records check, they found he was driving on a suspended license and had an outstanding arrest warrant in another jurisdiction for failure to appear on a traffic violation.

Officers conducted a probable cause search of the Charger when they smelled marijuana, according to the report. At that time, police found a loaded Glock 9mm pistol and said he isn’t licensed to carry a concealed weapon in Ohio.

The Steelers selected Layne, a Cleveland native who played at Michigan State, in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. In two seasons, he’s appeared in 26 games (no starts) and made 25 tackles.

Layne, 23, played 57 percent of the team’s snaps on special teams and 11 percent on defense in 2020.

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Nov 26, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (24) and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith (58) in action during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Team at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Seahawks’ Aldon Smith surrenders on battery charge

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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Aldon Smith surrendered to Louisiana authorities Tuesday night to face a second-degree battery charge.

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the Seattle Times that Smith was booked and then released on $25,000 bond.

A warrant for his arrest had been issued on Monday in connection with an incident at a New Orleans-area coffee shop on Saturday night.

The Seahawks, who signed Smith to a one-year deal earlier this month, issued a statement Monday saying they were aware of the situation.

“Aldon notified us and we are gathering more information. We have no further comment at this time,” the team said.

Smith, 31, made a strong comeback last season with the Dallas Cowboys, starting all 16 games and recording five sacks, 14 quarterback hits, 48 tackles and two fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown.

He was the No. 7 overall pick by San Francisco in 2011 and registered 33.5 sacks in his first 32 games with the 49ers, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2012.

However, following a series of arrests and off-field issues, as well as multiple team and league suspensions, Smith was suspended by the NFL in November 2015. He wasn’t reinstated until last May.

Smith has 52.5 sacks and 103 quarterback hits in 75 games (53 starts) with the 49ers (2011-14), Oakland Raiders (2015) and Cowboys.

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