Colts defensive tackle Darrell Reid doesn’t even need to get into the club to get himself in trouble. He can do just fine on the sidewalk outside, thank you very much.
(Reid still fresh, no longer clean.)
According to a report in the INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Reid was arrested early Sunday morning after he repeatedly refused to leave the scene of a club called the Oxygen Lounge with his entourage. When he wasn’t allowed to pull into the parking lot for the club because it was overcrowded, he dropped this pearl of wisdom on an attending police officer, who seemed less than impressed:
“… when Reid was told to leave the club’s parking lot, he said: “I don’t have to because I am a football player with the Indianapolis Colts.”
The officer responded: “I don’t care who you are. I am a police officer.”
That’s some good thinking there, Reid. We’re sure that won’t come up in a meeting with new coach Jim Caldwell within the next week.
Then again, Reid might not even be a Colt for more than a week or two. He’s scheduled to be a free agent, and while he was a reserve most of last season, Reid’s prior contributions surely would have earned him some interest from across the league.
That may not be the case anymore, with Sunday’s incident the latest black eye on professional football players’ forays into the clubbing scene. Let’s just say that they tend not to go so well, shall we?