Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Dante Fowler Jr. was arrested Tuesday evening, later bonding out Wednesday morning, for misdemeanor battery and mischief. That story however has some how mutated into reporters unearthing a slew of off field incidents by the third year defensive end in less than two years.
First, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, uncovered an assault arrest for Fowler back in March of 2016 and now Mike Kaye of First Coast News has discovered Fowler has at least 10 traffic citations over the past 20 months, including going 98 in a 55 and a careless driving charge that caused $1,500 worth of property damage.
Fowler has a history of traffic violations, eight since Dec. 2015, spread between Alachua, Duval & Pinellas, per county records. #Jaguars— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) July 19, 2017
It’s been an interesting day for Fowler news, getting seemingly worse each time. That means in just over two full years with the Jaguars he has been arrested twice for assaulting someone (battery, this time), refereed a fight between two women (not really a big deal), and then double-digit traffic tickets, including some serious ones.
This past Friday Fowler had adjudication withheld on a careless driving citation.
I brought up how odd it was that Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone kept bringing up Fowler’s maturity off the field this offseason during OTAs and mini-camp, and now it’s pretty obvious why that was brought up. I’m sure the team is well aware of these issues.