ESPN: New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has been charged with indecent assault and battery and is due in Boston Municipal Court Tuesday, according to the office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.
A Boston police report indicates that Edelman was arrested just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday for allegedly groping a woman inside a Boston nightclub.
The Patriots did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday morning.
It’s never a good look for a backup wide receiver and part time kick returner to get arrested while playing for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Belichick will take chances on troubled talent (see: Randy Moss) but if you aren’t an indispensable player on the field, you better keep your nose clean. Something tells me that if this charge is legitimate that it might result in an easy cut from The Hooded One.
Let’s see how this plays out before rushing to judgement. I’ve seen plenty of groping inside of a nightclub, hopefully if Edelman was involved it was consensual or a misunderstanding.
Looks like this was a bullshit arrest after all. Do Edelman’s hands even come close to that woman? He didn’t even invade her personal space, never mind grope her.
If that’s groping then what happens on the MBTA on a daily basis is straight up rape.