Philadelphia Eagles’ Daryl Worley arrested, report says; team releases statement
Daryl Worley (26) celebrates his interception against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
Philadelphia police arrested Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley around 6 a.m. Sunday morning after they said he became combative with officers, according to a report from NFL.com.
Authorities recovered a gun on the scene in South Philly near the Eagles’ facility after using a taser on Worley, Ian Rapoport reported.
Worley, 23, is a Philadelphia native who returned home last month when the Birds acquired him in a trade with the Panthers. The Eagles on Sunday confirmed Worley’s arrest and issued a statement that read, “We are in the process of gathering more information about Daryl Worley’s arrest this morning.”
Rapoport tweeted that Worley was passed out in his vehicle near Broad and Pattison Streets, blocking a highway. That’s when police arrived and a confrontation unfolded, according to the report.
The Philadelphia Police Department has not responded to PennLive’s requests for more information.
Worley pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge during his college career at West Virginia, and the Panthers decided to move on from the young defensive back after two seasons. Worley is the second Eagles’ newcomer to face potential criminal charges this offseason; in March, authorities in Texas charged defensive end Michael Bennett with harming an elderly woman at the 2017 Super Bowl.
The Eagles are scheduled to begin the voluntary portion of their offseason workout program Monday.
We’ll provide more information on this incident as it becomes available.