Dolphins DL Derrick Shelby was arrested last weekend for trespassing and resisting arrest.
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Dolphins defensive lineman Derrick Shelby, who was booked for trespassing and resisting arrest during the Dolphins’ bye weekend, has been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team.
“We were disappointed to learn about Derrick’s arrest,” Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said in a statement. “Everyone in this organization is held to high standards of conduct and professionalism. Based on my conversations with Derrick and the information we have thus far, Derrick will be placed on Indefinite Club Suspension. When we have completed all of the necessary diligence, we will make a final determination on his discipline.”
The Ft. Lauderdale Police Department says it arrested Shelby because he was “touching females” without their permission at a nightclub, and when a police officer asked him to leave, Shelby took a threatening stance. Police say they had to use a taser on Shelby three times to get him under control; Shelby’s lawyer counters that police used excessive force, causing bruises to his face.