Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley was arrested Sunday after police found him sleeping in a vehicle blocking a highway after the officers had been altered by a 911 call.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport was the first person to report on the story, issuing the following on Twitter:
“#Eagles CB Daryl Worley was arrested at 6 am this morning when he became combative with police and Philadelphia police administrated a taser on him, sources tell @MikeGarafolo and me. A gun was recovered on the scene.”
The arrest happened at 6 A.M. EST when Worley was found at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue. A gun had reportedly been found at the scene.
According to NJ.com, the Eagles issued the following statement to NJ Advance Media:
“We are in the process of gathering more information about Daryl Worley’s arrest this morning.”
The Eagles are scheduled to begin their off-season work-out program the Monday following the arrest and media availability is expected for the following Tuesday; at this time, it is unknown if Worley will be present for either.
Who is Daryl Worley?
According to NJ.com, Worley is a Philadelphia native and graduate of William Penn Charter High School. He was also 23 at the time of the incident; he attended William Charter High School in Philadelphia before spending three years at West Virginia University.
The Eagles acquired Worley in a trade with the Carolina Panthers back in early March in exchange for receiver Torrey Smith. According to NJ.com, at the time, Worley issued the following statement in honor of his transfer to a team from his hometown:
“I’m coming back home.”
“There’s going to be a lot more asked of me both on the field and off the field, but at the same time I have a great support group around me. “
Back in 2014, according to Metro News, Worley pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault stemming from involvement with a nightclub altercation, ultimately getting a six-month suspended sentence.