PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles recently traded for a cornerback from the Carolina Panthers. But after a scuffle with police leading to his arrest, the reigning Super Bowl champions released him, reported nj.com.
Daryl Worley was booked on a multitude of charges following his volatile encounter and subsequent arrest. The incident occurred near the team’s training facilities early Sunday morning, court records show.
As a result, the Eagles released Worley on Sunday evening after review of the information and a discussion among the key decision makers.
#BREAKING: @PhillyPolice charged Daryl Worley with Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act, Driving Under the Influence, Disorderly Conduct-Fighting and related offenses in connection with the incident that occurred at 1300 Pattison Ave pic.twitter.com/ApP16ALU0K
— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) April 16, 2018
Worley was arrested Sunday morning after he was reportedly found passed out inside a vehicle blocking a highway. He was found after someone called 9-1-1 to report the problem.
Responding officers deployed a Taser on Worley, 23, during the 6 a.m. arrest after he was accused of becoming combative with police.
Consequently, the man without a team—for the moment—faces six charges in all: DUI (first offense), firearms not to be carried without a license, carrying firearms in public in Philadelphia, possession of an instrument of crime, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct/engaging in fighting.
Worley was traded to the Eagles by the Panthers in March in a deal that sent wide receiver Torrey Smith to Carolina.
The Eagles officially announced his release hours after the news of his arrest were reported by NFL Network.
The Eagles opened their offseason training program Monday.
Records show that Worley posted a portion of his $25,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 1.
Worley is a native of Philadelphia who played collegiately at West Virginia. In 2014, Worley pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault stemming from his involvement in a nightclub altercation with a woman in Morgantown, W.V. He received a six-month suspended sentence as a result of the incident.
Worley attended William Charter High School in Philadelphia before spending three years at WVU. Worley told the media last month that he grew up at Broad Street and Erie Avenue, near the Temple University hospital
He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the third round in 2016.
“I’m coming back home,” Worley said at his introductory press conference on March 19. “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.”