One Last Arrest Before Training Camp
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jul 24, 2006 5:31PM
Man, it's a good thing the Bears head off to training camp later this week. Maybe the team can keep better tabs on their players when they're confined to Bourbonnais and curfews are enforced.
Perhaps sensing an end to his summer freedom, Bears tight end John Gilmore squeezed in one final arrest-inducing incident this weekend. Gilmore was arrested outside the Leg Room early Saturday, after he and a friend refused to leave the club when asked. The incident escalated, ultimately resulting in charges for "criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than two grams of marijuana." Chicagoist believes it took Tank Johnson two arrests to rack up that many charges! In addition to Johnson's arrests, Ricky Manning, Jr. and Daven Holly also went "downtown" following late night incidents.
Because of the drug possession charges, Gilmore could face a fine and suspension from the NFL as part of its drug testing program, in addition to any court punishments.