Daryl Worley Facing DUI, Weapons Charges After Arrest, Release from Eagles

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 16, 2018

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 29: Daryl Worley #26 of the Carolina Panthers lines up during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 29, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Bucs 17-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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NFL cornerback Daryl Worley has been charged with "violation of the uniform firearms act, driving under the influence, disorderly conduct 'and related offenses,' Philadelphia police said Monday," according to Les Bowen of Philly.com.

Worley, 23, was released Sunday night by the Philadelphia Eagles after he was arrested near the team's practice facility. Police reportedly found him sleeping in his car, and he allegedly began "fighting with officers who woke him and police used a taser to subdue him," per Bowen.

Police also reportedly recovered a gun at the scene.

The Eagles traded for Worley, a Philadelphia native who attended the city's Penn Charter High, in exchange for wideout Torrey Smith this offseason. Worley spent the first two years of his career with the Carolina Panthersnotching 152 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions in 31 games and 25 starts for the team.

He was expected to vie for playing time in Philadelphia, though given the team's deep stable of cornerbacks—the Eagles have Ronald Darby, Jalen Mills, Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas under contract—Worley's release is unlikely to have a major impact on the team. 

Worley has had legal issues in the past. In 2014, he pleaded no-contest to a misdemeanor assault charge and served a six-month suspended sentence.


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