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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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Comments

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 8:56 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

Another fine Ohio State grad.  Well, at least he played for Ohio State.
Nice job moron showing how stupid you are...not only did he graduate from Ohio State but he graduated Pre-Med



Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: April 4, 2011 8:49 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

UmmmNoDude,

You were the moron that brought up race, wasn't ANYTHING sarcastic about your dumb post.  But thanks for replying and proving how stupid you are.  Now go back to your Jesse Jackson video, let the intelligent posters here go a few pages without you dumbing it down.



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

This casino gives $100 a night in resort credits.  They can be used for anything but gambling and alcohol (it's against the law in Indiana to give away free alcoholic drinks)  It's quite easy to go to the deli, load up and pay nothing.  Last time I was there, I still had $200 in resort credits at checkout.  Walked over to the gift shop and cleaned them out. 

Had I grabbed a bottle of beer and left the store, instead of ice tea, while my wife was paying for everything with credits, I would have been arrested. 




Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 8:24 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

This is the type of behavior that is tolerated in Columbus?  By Who?  Have you been to Columbus? 



Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: April 4, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

The NFL players are all showing they cannot behave themselves in public without the team's PR behind them.  This is quite funny I must say.  He may not have known they were not free; but by the sounds of it there isn't a common occurence of other patrons lifting beers from the deli.  If he didn't know they were not free chances are he was completely twisted.  Not saying there is anything wrong with getting jammed up at the casino; but if you are in the middle or suing your employer it might be a good idea to keep a low profile. 



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

Another fine Ohio State grad.  Well, at least he played for Ohio State.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: April 4, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

If these are the facts it does sound like a misunderstanding that got blown out of proportion. Absolutly a non-story. good call



Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

NFLPA comes with a 5-finger discount card.



Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: April 4, 2011 7:41 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

Eaxctly. Exactly. Exactly. 10000% right.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 6:41 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

Non-story!


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