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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Fred Evans was arrested early Saturday after he refused to leave a taxi on South Beach and then fought with officers, police said.

Police twice used a Taser gun on Evans, according to the arrest report, in attempts to subdue the 6-foot-4, 305-pound player who appeared in one game as a rookie last season with the Dolphins. Officers said they asked Evans to leave the taxi and, after he refused, they attempted to put him in handcuffs. He allegedly resisted, leading to the scuffle.



Evans was charged with multiple counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting with violence, along with single counts of disorderly intoxication and trespassing. One officer was allegedly bitten on the wrist and a female officer sustained scrapes on her left knee, police said.

Dolphins coach Cam Cameron, in a brief statement, said the team was aware of Evans' arrest.

"We will not condone this type of behavior," Cameron said. "I assure everyone it will be dealt with seriously." Evans' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment








I wasn't aware there was anyone named Fred Evans on the roster, but there you have it.
 

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Fred Evans was arrested early Saturday after he refused to leave a taxi on South Beach and then fought with officers, police said.

Police twice used a Taser gun on Evans, according to the arrest report, in attempts to subdue the 6-foot-4, 305-pound player who appeared in one game as a rookie last season with the Dolphins. Officers said they asked Evans to leave the taxi and, after he refused, they attempted to put him in handcuffs. He allegedly resisted, leading to the scuffle.



Evans was charged with multiple counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting with violence, along with single counts of disorderly intoxication and trespassing. One officer was allegedly bitten on the wrist and a female officer sustained scrapes on her left knee, police said.

Dolphins coach Cam Cameron, in a brief statement, said the team was aware of Evans' arrest.

"We will not condone this type of behavior," Cameron said. "I assure everyone it will be dealt with seriously." Evans' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment








I wasn't aware there was anyone named Fred Evans on the roster, but there you have it.


We'll see what "dealt with seriously" means. Just as seriously as when joey porter punched someone?
 

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I really wouldn't peg guys that are 6'4'' 305 pounds to be biters.
 

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classy league that nfl is.
 

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classy league that nfl is.



Amazing isnt it? Yet the sport keeps getting more and more popular every year. Baseball has the giant steroids black eye yet the NFL is a who's who of law breakers.

I don't know about you guys but when I tell people here in South Florida that Im a baseball fan, for the most part, people think Im weird.
 

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We'll see what "dealt with seriously" means. Just as seriously as when joey porter punched someone?
He was released today. Is that "good enough" for you?
 

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We'll see what "dealt with seriously" means. Just as seriously as when joey porter punched someone?
He was released today. Is that "good enough" for you?


No, I wanted to show a double standard. If he was a good player like joey porter, the dolphins would do nothing. Since its a back up, the dolphins can save face by cutting him. Same reason the bengals are cutting the crappy trouble makers, yet keeping the good ones on the roster.
 

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We'll see what "dealt with seriously" means. Just as seriously as when joey porter punched someone?
He was released today. Is that "good enough" for you?


No, I wanted to show a double standard. If he was a good player like joey porter, the dolphins would do nothing. Since its a back up, the dolphins can save face by cutting him. Same reason the bengals are cutting the crappy trouble makers, yet keeping the good ones on the roster.
So the Dolphins were in a no win situation with you? They cut him, they have a double standard; they don't cut him, they didn't do anything? How typical of you. Do you think any team, your Jets included that would cut a guy they just gave a $20 signing bonus to?
 

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We'll see what "dealt with seriously" means. Just as seriously as when joey porter punched someone?
He was released today. Is that "good enough" for you?


No, I wanted to show a double standard. If he was a good player like joey porter, the dolphins would do nothing. Since its a back up, the dolphins can save face by cutting him. Same reason the bengals are cutting the crappy trouble makers, yet keeping the good ones on the roster.
So the Dolphins were in a no win situation with you? They cut him, they have a double standard; they don't cut him, they didn't do anything? How typical of you. Do you think any team, your Jets included that would cut a guy they just gave a $20 signing bonus to?

This isnt about the jets and dolphins. I could have told you they were going to cut him. You know why? Because he doesnt play.
And not they werent going to cut porter, but they could have sat him for a game or something. What happens now is, if you are a good player and contribute to the team, you will not get cut. But if you are a back up and cause problems then its see ya.
Jets are in the same boat too. Last month Justin Miller got arrested. Even though he doesnt start on defense, he made it to the pro bowl on special teams. What did the jets do? Nothing.
 

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BTW there is a huge difference b/w what Evans did and what Porter did.
 

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BTW there is a huge difference b/w what Evans did and what Porter did.
Don't tell that to JetsMania, you'll burst his bubble.
 

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BTW there is a huge difference b/w what Evans did and what Porter did.
Don't tell that to JetsMania, you'll burst his bubble.

Its actually not that big of a difference. If Porter had punched anyone besides a 300 pound NFL player, it would have been much larger news.

Evans refused to get out of a taxi, then resisted arrest. It doesn't say anywhere that he punched an officer. Porter had his posse jump a guy, then he came in and punched him in the face. There are reports they also stole the bengals players gold chain. There is not a huge difference in the two actions, there is however a huge difference in the quality of the players.
 

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In fact, I am positive that if you flip the senarios, evans get released and nothing happens to porter.

So back in march after porter just signs a new deal. He goes out to miami beach and celebrates. He gets drunk and refuses to get out of a taxi. When the police try to pull him out one of the girl cops falls down. They finally arrest him, but he never punched anyone.

Then Evans goes to las vegas right before mini camp. He starts arguing with someone at the poker table. A few hours later they go outside. 4 of evans friends jump the guy, then evans runs in and punches him.

The result would be the same. Nothing to Porter and Evans thrown off the team.
 

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BTW there is a huge difference b/w what Evans did and what Porter did.
Don't tell that to JetsMania, you'll burst his bubble.

Its actually not that big of a difference. If Porter had punched anyone besides a 300 pound NFL player, it would have been much larger news.

Evans refused to get out of a taxi, then resisted arrest. It doesn't say anywhere that he punched an officer. Porter had his posse jump a guy, then he came in and punched him in the face. There are reports they also stole the bengals players gold chain. There is not a huge difference in the two actions, there is however a huge difference in the quality of the players.
1. Evans kicked a female officer and fought off two office total.
2. EVANS WAS ARRESTED, PORTER WAS NOT.
 
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Like Jimmy Johnson always use to say, the guy on top of the depth chart gets more leeway than the guy on the bottom of the depth chart. I agree with you that there is special treatment but come on its the way it is.
 

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BTW there is a huge difference b/w what Evans did and what Porter did.
Don't tell that to JetsMania, you'll burst his bubble.

Its actually not that big of a difference. If Porter had punched anyone besides a 300 pound NFL player, it would have been much larger news.

Evans refused to get out of a taxi, then resisted arrest. It doesn't say anywhere that he punched an officer. Porter had his posse jump a guy, then he came in and punched him in the face. There are reports they also stole the bengals players gold chain. There is not a huge difference in the two actions, there is however a huge difference in the quality of the players.
1. Evans kicked a female officer and fought off two office total.
2. EVANS WAS ARRESTED, PORTER WAS NOT.

I wasnt aware Evans kicked a female officer, I was going on the article posted in this thread.

Answer my other post. If the senarios are swtiched, is the result the same?
 

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Dear Mr. Intelligent,

It is unrealistic for any team (or company for that matter) to release a player/employee who just signed a contract that includes a $20+ million signing bonus for an incident that did not involve an arrest, especially with salary cap ramifications involved in the specific business. Believe it or not, the NFL is still a business with a priority to make money and a release would not make fiscal sense. Does that make sense to you? Keep crying about a double standard, etc.... This was also not Evans first incident, as he was on probation previously, so obviously he was already given a chance before.

Thanks. :thumbup
 

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