Samson Satele Arrested: Former Raiders Center Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 23: Center Samson Satele #62 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 23, 2011 at Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Chiefs won 28-0. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Nicholas GossCorrespondent IMarch 18, 2012

NFL offensive lineman Samson Satele was arrested Saturday morning in Hawaii for disorderly conduct, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Satele, 27, was arrested at 4 a.m. at the Westridge Shopping Center, home to several late-night restaurants and bars.

He was released after posting $500 bail at 4:50 a.m. He is scheduled to appear in Ewa District Court on April 18. Disorderly conduct is a petty misdemeanor. 

With Satele's arrest, the streak of 21 straight days of no NFL player being arrested came to an end. Satele, who was a very good center at the University of Hawaii, was also born in Honolulu.

Satele started 15 games for the Oakland Raiders last season, and was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2007 before being traded to Oakland in 2009.

Satele, #64
Satele, #64Brian Bahr/Getty Images

For Satele, who is currently a free agent, getting in trouble with the law is probably the worst thing he could have done before finding a new team for next season. 

Teams won't want to bring in players with recent arrests or other legal troubles. Satele is a dependable player on the field, and has started at least 12 games in each of his four NFL seasons, but this arrest could certainly affect his chances of being signed in the coming weeks.

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