Miami Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby was arrested for touching women without their permission
BHR HollyWood Reports.......Miami Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby was arrested at a Fort Lauderdale nightclub after an incident that began with touching women without their permission, according to police reports released on Monday.
|Derrick Shelby was arrested for touching women without their permission|
Also on Monday, the Dolphins indefinitely suspended Shelby, 25, for conduct detrimental to the team.
According to the police report, security workers at CYN nightclub told a Fort Lauderdale police officer who was working an off-duty detail that Shelby "was causing a disturbance" and "touching females at [the] location without their permission" early Saturday.
After being told several times to leave the club, also known as Off the Hookah, at 111 SW 2nd Ave., Shelby refused, began blocking the exit and said, "What are you going to do," the report said.
Shelby appeared intoxicated and began photographing and taping the off-duty officer, Lauren Collins, who requested backup assistance. When other officers arrived, Shelby refused to release his arms so that he could be arrested and continued to struggle, according to Collins.
A Taser was fired three times at Shelby before he was taken into custody, Collins wrote in her report.
Police say Shelby's home address is in Missouri City, Texas. He does not have a criminal record in Florida, state records show.
Shelby was released from jail shortly before 10:30 a.m. Saturday after posting a $100 bond.
"Derrick maintains his innocence," Daniel Rosenberg, Shelby's Fort Lauderdale-based attorney said Sunday. "There's a lot of conflicting information about his arrest. He's going to plea[d] not guilty."
Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said in his statement, “We were disappointed to learn about Derrick’s arrest. Everyone in this organization is held to high standards of conduct and professionalism. Based on my conversations with Derrick and the information we have thus far, Derrick will be placed on Indefinite Club Suspension."
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Shelby's agent, David Canter of DEC Management, said Monday that he spoke with Dolphins management and was disappointed to hear about the suspension of his client.
"Derrick has entered a plea of not guilty and we look forward to Derrick resuming his football career," Canter said.
Fort Lauderdale police said supplemental reports by officers who were on duty that night are yet to be released.
Shelby is four games into his third season in the NFL. He joined the Dolphins as an undrafted rookie from the University of Utah in 2012 and has steadily worked his way up the depth chart.
His role on the team has grown each season. So far he's contributed six tackles and two sacks as the top reserve defensive lineman. Because of Randy Starks' back injury, the Dolphins have Shelby playing both defensive end and defensive tackle.
Last year, he produced 34 tackles, 23 of which were solo stops, 2.5 sacks and forced two fumbles.
Shelby is the first Dolphins player in legal trouble since former NFL receiver Chad Johnson was arrested for head-butting his then wife, reality television star Evelyn Lazado, during an altercation that took place during training camp of the 2012 season. Johnson was cut by the Dolphins shortly afterward and never played in the NFL again.
The NFL has been cracking down on the league's legal issues since a video of former Ravens tailback Ray Rice assaulting his wife hit the web earlier this fall, and reaction to it prompted the NFL to reassess its disciplinary process.
The Dolphins did not play Sunday. They will host the Green Bay Packers Oct. 12 at Sun Life Stadium.