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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: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

If this come to be true misunderstanding or not this guy needs to go. As a chief fan i already thought he needed to go because he really didnt help the defense at all because he is to slow and no more the player he used to be. Also to the person who said "he's white its ok" your a moron for bring up race. Stealing is never ok and he is not  a thug but is a criminal and needs to be punished. 



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

He is a Kanasa City Cheif and has been for 2 yrs. But I guess you would know that if you were a NFL fan.

So we are suppose to say that joe montana is a chief and not a niner? get a grip!!! you have to take the good with the bad....he played in his prime for you



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

He is a Kanasa City Cheif and has been for 2 yrs. But I guess you would know that if you were a NFL fan.



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

"Couldnt he get a job taping other teams signals? "

I hear the Yankees could use someone for that. Put on the head set and tip pitches...


 





Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

a cheating patriot????!! THIS ISNT NEWS!!



Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

I feel comfortable that after talking with the appropriate parties, we will resolve this matter.”

Yea, after "talking" with the appropriate parties... LOL!  Maybe after talking with them and then pulling out a wad of Ben Franklins!!!  This will bruched under the rug after a little money changes hands.



Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

My thought exactly. I only clicked on the link to find out what he did. I'm no more educated than before I made the poor choice to read more!


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Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:22 pm
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Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

With the lockout, look for much more criminal activity from these thugs, they now have a lot more time to run amok!!!!

Lock your doors, hide the women and children, the players are coming!



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Report: Vrabel arrested on theft charge

Still sore about having to go back to Ann Arbor year after year with your tails between your legs?


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