When you’re slated to become a free agent and are searching for a new contract, there’s really no better time than to get arrested and tarnish your name. Just ask Bears running back Garrett Wolfe, who was arrested early Sunday morning in Miami on charges of retail theft, disorderly conduct, assault of a police officer and resisting arrest with violence.
Nice photo, champ.
The Chicago Sun-Times has more details:
‘‘He became aggressive while being ejected by bouncers, and two off-duty officers were summoned,’’ Sanchez said. ‘‘They gave him the opportunity to settle his bill, and he refused. He attacked one of the officers. Both officers suffered minor
It’s not a reach to say that Wolfe is in some serious trouble here. This isn’t like he got caught speeding without a driver’s license and no vehicle registration, which is embarrassing enough. The courts don’t look too kindly on you when you get aggressive with officers of the law.
Assuming the Bears don’t re-sign him once the lockout lifts, Wolfe was a waste of a third round pick by GM Jerry Angelo in the 2007 draft. He was a reach at No. 93 and hasn’t amounted to much outside of contributing on special teams. In 41 games, he’s racked up a mind-blowing 274 yards on 68 carries with one touchdown. He nearly has half as many tackles on special teams than he does carries on offense.
I’ve now lost track of how many players have been arrested since the league locked its doors back in mid-March. Pretty sad.