Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz was cited for two misdemeanors this weekend in Miami for disorderly intoxication and trespassing. The Jaguars player was down in Miami for the bye week, as noted on his Twitter account that he had to go down there despite being in Florida for two years.
Gratz was curiously absent from practice on Monday and when Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley was asked about it, he noted that it was due to "an unfortunate situation" and that the matter would be handled internally, but declined to say whether or not Gratz had been arrested.
Both charges are misdemeanors and in all likelihood probably pretty meaningless overall. I'm sure it's not difficult to get a charge like that in Miami, especially on a Miami/Florida State game weekend.
It is disappointing however to see a player get in trouble during the bye week, yet again. I doubt a suspension will come from this situation, but I guess it's possible Gratz is benched for a game or so.
UPDATE: More details have emerged about Gratz's situation, including the circumstances surrounding his arrest.
Per police report, Gratz was arrested at 5:53 a.m. on Sunday, said he was in a store and tried to pay for items with bubble gum.— Ryan O'Halloran (@ryanohalloran) November 17, 2014
According to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, Gratz was causing a commotion in the store, to the point where an employee had to call the police. Gratz was reportedly asked to leave the store several times, to which Gratz refused.