Report: Dion Lewis ArrestedBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News Monday, July 9th, 2012
According to Bryan Fitzgerald of the Albany-Times Union, Philadelphia Eagles running back Dion Lewis was arrested over the weekend. The former fifth-round pick was reportedly intoxicated and pulled a fire alarm at a hotel at the Hampton Inn in Albany. He will be charged with falsely reporting a fire as well as reckless endangerment.
It remains to be seen how (if at all) this news impacts Lewis’ status with the team. In the past, Andy Reid hasn’t had much tolerance for young players that cause problems off of the field, but Lewis was expected to play a key role with the team this year as LeSean McCoy’s primary backup. The second-year player also figured to be in the mix to return kickoffs once again.
The Eagles don’t have much depth behind McCoy and Lewis, with rookies Bryce Brown and Chris Polk the only other running backs on the roster at this time. The team has yet to comment on the issue as of this writing.
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