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Junior Galette was chased and tasered by police prior to arrest


More details are being revealed of Junior Galette’s arrest this past weekend in Biloxi, Miss. The Washington Redskins’ linebacker was tasered after being chased by police, according to Biloxi police Sgt. Jackie Rhodes.

Galette was released on $500 bond and charged with two misdemeanors — disorderly conduct and disobeying lawful order.

Galette was arrested after being allegedly involved in a fight during a spring break concert at MGM Park, a minor league baseball stadium.

According to a police report, a police officer was flagged down about a possible fight around 10:30 p.m. The officer observed Galette assaulting another male. When the officer approached Galette, he ran off away from the officer. A small chase pursued, and the Redskins linebacker was tasered and obtained.

Rhodes called the incident “minor” in regards to the totality of issues involving spring break.

However, depending on how the incident plays out with the legal system, Galette could find himself in a lot more trouble with the Redskins and the NFL.

Galette was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in 2015 while with the New Orleans Saints. Criminal charges were never filed, yet he faces civil charges with a June 12 trail date set.

The Redskins signed Galette to his third consecutive one-year deal with the team during the offseason. He has yet to play a down during the regular season with the team after suffering torn Achilles tendons in back-to-back years prior to the season. His contract has no guarantees so it will be interesting to see how the league and the Redskins handle the situation.

[h/t Washington Post]



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