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Chiefs LB Vrabel arrested at casino

Posted on: April 4, 2011 3:42 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2011 10:18 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Chiefs LB Mike Vrabel, one of the plaintiffs in Brady v. NFL , was arrested and charged with felony theft at the Belterra Casino in Florence, Ind., Pro Football Talk reported Monday afternoon.Vrabel

According to Switzerland County officials, Vrabel, 35, was booked at 5:28 a.m. Monday and released at 10:39 a.m. after posting a $600 bond.

Vrabel, a three-time Super Bowl winner with the Patriots, is a member of the NFLPA executive committee. A hearing in the lawsuit is set for Wednesday in federal court in Minneapolis.

The charge against him is a Class-D felony, the lowest-level felony in the state.

UPDATED (4:15 p.m.):
Vrabel's agent, Neil Cornrich, released a statement to PFT: "It was an unfortunate misunderstanding, and I take full responsibility for the miscommunication. I feel comfortable that after talking with the appropriate parties, we will resolve this matter."

UPDATED II (5:20 p.m.): According to Jason La Canfora of NFL.com , "The matter involves a bar tab and some confusion over how many beers should be on it." It’s a minor issue that is expected to soon be resolved with a "dismissal for want of prosecution."

UPDATED III (5:25 p.m.): KMBC 9 News  in Missouri has other details that are related but subtly contrasting: "Indiana Gaming Commission Director of Enforcement Kenny Rowan said Vrabel was observed by an enforcement agent taking the bottles of alcohol from a deli without paying for them. He said Vrabel was very cooperative during the investigation and posed no problems during the arrest."

Vrabel was traded from the Pats to the Chiefs before the 2009 season and was a starter on the team last season that won the AFC West title.

"We are aware of the reports regarding Mike Vrabel, but we are not permitted to have contact with Mike at this time," the Chiefs said in a statement. "We understand that Mike has communicated publicly that the matter is a misunderstanding for which he takes full responsibility. We hope it is resolved for Mike in a positive way."


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Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Chiefs LB Vrabel arrested at casino

Get real



Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Chiefs LB Vrabel arrested at casino

jerk




Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: April 5, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Chiefs LB Vrabel arrested at casino

What to do on my time off from being locked out? oh rob a casino.... great move Vrabel... nothing like being one of the voices and faces of the NFL lawsuit and conducting yourself in this manner...

Also- as a white dude, I will tell you, there is a double standard of race in this mess.. If he were black... reporters and law enforcement would be all over it...




Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Chiefs LB Vrabel arrested at casino

Once you are taught to cheat by Belichick, it's hard to go back to being honest!!!



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Chiefs LB Vrabel arrested at casino

Unless there is more to this story, it seems like a non-issue.  Move on and present some real news.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 11:50 am
 

Chiefs LB Vrabel arrested at casino

The way I heard the story, they wouldn't be able to get a conviction because it seems to have been an accident that he walked out of the establishment with the beer without paying - he seems to have been drawn into a conversation with some fans and forgotten that he hadn't paid. If he wasn't Mike Vrabel, the ex-patriots linebacker, in Indiana (home of the rival Colts), I doubt there'd even be a charge against him.

(And before anyone wants to pull a race card against me, go look up my stance on Vick returning to the NFL, or on Donte Stallworth killing someone while driving drunk, and then tell me if I'm racist)



Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 11:41 am
 

Chiefs LB Vrabel arrested at casino

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Sec. 2. (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control over property of another person, with intent to deprive the other person of any part of its value or use, commits theft, a Class D felony.


The penalty for Class D Felony theft ranging from 6 months to 3 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. IC 35-50-2-7.





Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 11:40 am
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Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 11:38 am
 

Chiefs LB Vrabel arrested at casino

what a thug this guy is.  he's a complete idiot!!!  why steal when you make millions?  he's a piss poor person.  don't let the smile fool you. the chiefs are stupid if they choose to keep this guy around. 

i thought i'd say some of the same remarks that were made about dez bryant recently even though HE DIDN'T STEAL A DAG ON THING NOR HAS A CRIMINAL RECORD!!!!!! lol.



Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 11:31 am
 

Chiefs LB Vrabel arrested at casino

Wow..a simple article about a man that doesn't give a crap about any of us posting on here, white or black, has once again turned into some useless racial dabate. I know racism is still alive but no nearly on a level that most of you would like to think it is. And when i say "you" I am not singling any one race out.


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