Chiefs LB Vrabel arrested at casino

Posted: 05/04/2011 in NFL
Chiefs LB Vrabel arrested for casino theft
Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel, one of the plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, was reportedly arrested Monday morning and charged with theft at a casino. Vrabel was released on $600 bond after being charged with a class D felony for the incident at Belterra Casino in Florence, Indiana, the Kansas City Star reported.

The linebacker issued a statement to the newspaper, calling the incident an “unfortunate misunderstanding.”

“I take full responsibility for the miscommunication. I’m sorry and I feel comfortable that after talking with the appropriate parties, we will resolve this matter,” Vrabel said in the statement.

Details were not available on the arrest. The Chiefs issued a statement saying they were aware of the reports concerning Vrabel, but can’t contact him personally during the lockout.

“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,” the Chiefs said.

Vrabel and several other NFL players — including quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees — are plaintiffs in the antitrust lawsuit against the NFL that gets underway this week.

– Steve


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