Philadelphia Eagles' Dion Lewis Arrested After Hampton Inn Fire Alarm Fiasco

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 9, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 18:   Dion Lewis #28 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up before a game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field on December 18, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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The NFL offseason is a grand time for football players across the nation, like Philadelphia Eagles' Dion Lewis, to get inebriated and subsequently get arrested

The Times Union reports Lewis and his brother Lamar were arrested in Albany, New York after the two were locked out of the Hampton Inn on Chapel Street. 

Allegedly, Lewis was locked out of the hotel he was staying at and tried to get back in at 4 a.m. on Saturday. 

If you guessed that he was allegedly intoxicated, you win the obvious award and get your pick of the prizes. 

That's not the really sweet part; that came in how the two stooges tried to get into the hotel. You see, the Hampton Inn is apparently locked after midnight to anyone not having a key card. 

Instead of taking out the card or sleeping their buzz off a couple hours until the hotel opened, the running back and his brother banged on the door, "with such force as to rock them and nearly break them from their hinges." Quote via police report obtained by The Times Union

It gets better. 

When the two found locked doors are rather difficult to get through, they decided to pull the fire alarm, no doubt aggravating the poor souls who decided to vacation in Albany. 

The pulling of a fire alarm might be a swell prank for adolescents, but it's actually a felony Lewis may have to answer for now. 

The two were arrested for falsely reporting a fire, a felony, and misdemeanor reckless endangerment, per the report. 

The young running back did make a statement posted at The Times Union.

I want to apologize to my family, the Albany community, the Eagles organization and fans, and to the NFL for my involvement in an incident this past weekend. It was never my intention to cause any public alarm or damage any property. I am sorry for any embarrassment and inconvenience that my actions have caused. I am committed to continuing to conduct myself in conformance with the high moral, ethical and professional standards that I have my entire life and of which so many others rightly expect of me. Because the matter is still in the hands of the court system, I cannot comment any further.

I would like to place an addendum to the statement for Lewis. I might add he will never again go without his key card when gallivanting the mean streets of Albany, New York. 

For football fans, get ready because there are still weeks and weeks of offseason left. That leaves plenty of time for the best athletes in the world to get locked up for really stupid antics. 

Rest assured this is not the last time we will hear of a football player being arrested for being dumb on a weekend. 

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