Dante Fowler Arrested For Simple Battery; Punches Man, Steps On Glasses & Throws Groceries In Lake
Dante Fowler had himself quite the day.
The Jaguars defensive end got himself arrested on Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, Florida, after being charged with simple battery and criminal mischief. What led to those charges could get him a hefty fine as well as a lengthy suspension from the league.
It all started with another motorist taking shots at the way Fowler drives and it quickly got out of hand after that, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
“The arrest report said that Fowler was driving in the Trellis at the Lakes apartment complex Tuesday night around 6:30 p.m. when a man walking in the complex made a comment about his driving. Fowler got out of his car, exchanged words with the man, then “hit the man, knocked his glasses off and stepped on them,” according to the report. He then “took the victim’s grocery bag, with recently purchased liquor, and threw it in a lake,” according to the report, which said the victim was not injured.”
The Jacksonville Jaguars have since released a statement on the incident:
“The Jaguars are aware of the situation involving defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. and are currently gathering more information. The team has been in communication with Dante. No further comment will be made at this time.”
Fowler had 32 tackles and four sacks last season.