Former Bills DE Alex Carrington Tased by Police During Arrest on Gun Charges

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVApril 4, 2022

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Alex Carrington #98 of the Buffalo Bills puts on his helmet on the sideline during NFL game action against the Indianapolis Colts at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 13, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Former Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Rams defensive lineman Alex Carrington was Tased by Niagara County police after he allegedly didn't comply with officers during a traffic stop, per TMZ Sports

According to that report, Carrington was stopped at 1:34 a.m. ET on Monday morning because he was speeding and didn't have his headlights on. Officers believed that Carrington might be drunk and asked him to step out of his car for field sobriety tests and noticed that he had a gun magazine in the vehicle. 

Per TMZ, "Cops say at one point, Carrington appeared to try to restart his car and flee the scene. But that's when officers say they Tased him and eventually got him out of the car."

Officers then allege they found "a loaded Glock 17 hidden underneath his leg" and two additional loaded magazines in the vehicle. 

Carrington has been charged with DWI, resisting arrest and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. He reportedly is still in custody.

Jon Scott @JonScottTV

Former <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bills?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bills</a> DE Alex Carrington arrested overnight in Lockport for DWI, criminal possession of weapon, and resisting arrest.<br><br>He was 3rd round pick in 2010 and last played in 2015. <a href="https://t.co/gTupUfCOp8">pic.twitter.com/gTupUfCOp8</a>

The 34-year-old played for the Bills (2010-13, 2015) and Rams (2014) in his NFL career, registering 61 tackles and four sacks across 59 total games. He also blocked three field goals and an extra point in the 2012 season. 

Injuries limited him throughout his NFL career. He was placed on injured reserve in 2013 after tearing his quad tendon and tore his right quadriceps tendon in the 2015 season, ending that campaign. 

He was briefly with the Houston Texans in the summer of 2016 but was released before the season.