Derrick Shelby has continued the spate of NFL players getting arrested and the Miami Dolphins have become the next team to suspend a player following a run in with the law.
The team announced today on their official website that the defensive lineman has been suspended indefinitely for "conduct detrimental to the team."
The Dolphins were on a bye week this weekend after playing at Wembley Stadium in London on Week 4 and the 25-year old Shelby managed to get himself whisked to custody on his day off.
According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, Shelby was arrested early Saturday morning for trespassing and resisting arrest.
However, in new reports, The Ft. Lauderdale Police Department says it arrested Shelby because he was “touching females” without their permission at a nightclub, and when a police officer asked him to leave, Shelby took a "threatening stance."
Police say they had to use a taser on Shelby three times to get him under control; Shelby’s lawyer counters that police used excessive force, causing bruises to his face.
Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin released the following statement on the team's website:
“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. When we have completed all of the necessary diligence, we will make a final determination on his discipline."
Shelby was signed by the team as an undrafted free agent in 2012 out of Utah. He's played in all of the 'Phins games so far and has recorded six tackles, two sacks and recovered a fumble. The first game he will miss will be against the Green Bay Packers.
He is just the latest in a long line of NFL players that have been arrested in this young 2014 season, following the likes of Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, and Ray McDonald.