TMZ, has just announced the arrest of NFL star Jimmy Graham.
The Saints just addressed Graham‘s arrest … saying the tight end experienced a “medical episode” Friday night, which resulted in him becoming disoriented.
After he was taken into custody, the team says Graham was taken to a nearby hospital to get checked out.
The Saints added Graham likely suffered a seizure … and spent the night in the medical facility to receive further testing. He is now back with the team.
Graham was arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting, delaying and obstructing a police officer.
The New Orleans Saints tight end was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance Friday night … after cops say they saw him wandering in traffic.
law enforcement responded to a call for a suspicious person acting erratically near a Southern California resort.
At the scene, cops claim they witnessed Graham walking in the streets … and they attempted to arrest him, but he resisted.
The 36-year-old was eventually taken into custody for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting, delaying and obstructing a police officer — both misdemeanors.
Graham has since been released. The incident is currently under investigation.
The Saints are in town in preparation for their preseason matchup against the Chargers on Sunday … and spent part of their training camp in joint practice with their upcoming opponent earlier this week.
Graham commented on a video of him chatting with his former quarterback, Drew Brees, during Friday’s practice at Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa.
Graham has played for the Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears over the course of his 12-year career … and is slated to return this season after sitting out the 2022 campaign.
He signed a one-year deal to return to New Orleans in July.