This isn't going to help Dion Lewis keep his job this year.
Lewis, a 2nd year running back, was arrested this weekend in Albany for "banging on a locked door and eventually pulling a fire alarm."
He was a guest at the Hampton Inn, which is where the incident took place early Saturday. The doors lock at midnight and reportedly Lewis and his brother were accidentally locked out, while intoxicated, and decided this would be their best way back in...
Lewis and his brother Lamar have been charged with falsely reporting a fire, which is a felony, as well as misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
Lewis has been released, while his brother is being held without bail. Needless to say, this is not something Andy Reid will like to find out about. Lewis has not yet commented on the event.
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[Note by JasonB, 07/09/12 11:25 AM EDT ] Just wanted to insert my take..
Obviously this is one of those crimes of stupidity more than anything and not really unthinkable for a kid who amazingly is still only 21 years old. That said, Dion Lewis is no regular 21 year old. He's in the NFL, he's making a lot of money, he's at least somewhat famous and obviously he's got to be more responsible and mature than he was on Saturday night.
Given the crime, I doubt a whole lot will come of this, but undoubtedly its going to cost Lewis a bit of money. To the Albany court and maybe the NFL as well. Hopefully it will serve as a lesson learned.
Lewis, Eagles Release Statement:
"I want to apologize to my family, the Albany community, the Eagles organization and fans, and to the NFL for my involvement in an incident this past weekend. It was never my intention to cause any public alarm or damage any property. I am sorry for any embarrassment and inconvenience that my actions have caused. I am committed to continuing to conduct myself in conformance with the high moral, ethical and professional standards that I have my entire life and of which so many others rightly expect of me. Because the matter is still in the hands of the court system, I cannot comment any further."