New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman was arrested in Beverly Hills, California around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night, per a report from TMZ Sports. The 33-year-old wide receiver allegedly jumped on the hood of a Mercedes that did not belong to him, causing damage to the vehicle.
According to the report, authorities were already in the area working on another case when they were called in. Edelman had allegedly been drinking, as told by law enforcement to TMZ. The three-time Super Bowl champion was cited for misdemeanor vandalism before being released and leaving with his friends.
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According to ESPN’s Patriots reporter Mike Reiss, Edelman was in Beverly Hills with former teammate and current Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola, as well as former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce. This photo was posted to Pierce’s Instagram account just around the time of the incident.
Neither the Beverly Hills police department or New England Patriots have released a statement on the matter at this point.
On Friday, Edelman was announced as the winner of the Patriots’ 2019 Ed Block Courage Award, presented annually to a player who embodies “the principles of courage and sportsmanship while also serving as a source of inspiration.”
Edelman Headed For Offseason Surgery
Further details have emerged about the status of Edelman’s injury situation now that the Patriots have been eliminated from playoff contention. On Friday, the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian reported that the Patriots’ top wideout will need offseason surgery to repair at least one of the ailments he was playing through during the 2019 season.
“Edelman played with a separated AC joint in his left shoulder, which was first reported by The Athletic’s Jeff Howe,” wrote Guregian. “Later in the year, the slot receiver was also dealing with an injury to his left knee, which will now require a scope to identify and help remove a loose body. His shoulder will be surgically repaired.”
Dates for the medical procedures have not been made public, however, it is expected that the 10-year veteran would be ready for the 2020 season. With two years remaining on his contract in New England, the 33-year-old is signed through the end of the 2021 season. He carries a $7.16 million cap hit for this coming year, per Spotrac.
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