Detroit Lions defensive end Ronnell Lewis was arrested over the weekend, according to the Tulsa World. The arrest occurred in Norman, Okla., following an altercation at a bar early Saturday morning. Lewis was arrested and charged with three misdemeanor complaints. Here are details on what happened:
According to Norman Police Sgt. Jennifer Newell, the 23-year-old Lewis became involved in an altercation at Logan's on the Corner. The fight continued outside after bouncers kicked Lewis out of the bar.
Police responding at approximately 1:30 a.m. found Lewis to have slurred speech, red, bloodshot eyes and a "smell associated with alcohol," Newell said. When he failed to obey police commands, Lewis was arrested for disturbing the peace, public intoxication and resisting arrest.
Lewis is the second Lions player who has been arrested this offseason. Last month, safety Amari Spievey was arrested following a dispute over child support. The charges against Spievey could end up being dropped in the future, and he is still on the team right now.
Lewis is entering his second year in the NFL. He was drafted in the fourth round out of Oklahoma last year and primarily played special teams. He was only active for eight games, but the expectation this offseason has been for him to take on a bigger role at defensive end in 2013. Now we may have to start wondering if he will even remain on the team following this incident.
UPDATE: More details on what happened:
According to Norman police,#Lions DE Ronnell Lewis got tased after punching someone in front of an officer.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) April 23, 2013