By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor
Four NFL players were arrested in London, Oct. 27, apparently, for attempting to skip out on paying their tab at a nightclub, according to reports.
Per ESPN, Jacksonville Jaguars’ Barry Church, Ronnie Harrison, Jarrod Wilson and D.J. Hayden were each detained “over restitution of a bill,” read a statement from the Jaguars’ media relations team.
The Jaguars were in London for the weekend to take on the Philadelphia Eagles as part of the NFL International Series, where the league has hosted games outside of the U.S. since 2007.
London Police released a statement to the media stating that officers were initially called to the club over complaints of a fight breaking out, but ended up arresting the four Jags after suspecting them of trying to leave without paying their bill.
“Police were called … following reports of a fight. Officers attended and spoke with a group of males who had allegedly been attempting to leave the venue without paying a large bill,” London police said, according to an ESPN report. “Four men aged in their twenties were subsequently arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation and taken to a central London police station for questioning. They were all subsequently released with no further action.”
All four players went on to play in Sunday’s game against the Eagles; Jacksonville lost to Philly, 24-18.