Suddenly, Terrell Owens isn’t the biggest distraction in Buffalo anymore. Instead, that role falls to Donte Whitner, whose first big mistake may have been being a Bills player in Cleveland. Whether it’s that or his general bad timing in going off the boil outside the House of Blues — isn’t that supposed to be a chill concert venue? — he’s just made the Bills’ troubling offseason a bit longer by receiving counts of aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting police.
(He didn’t run from the law, he fought it.)
According to Buffalo TV station WIVB, Whitner was arrested around 3 a.m. in Cleveland, as the former Ohio State star joined the likes of teammate Marshawn Lynch, Colts-turned-Broncos defensive end Darrell Reid and Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer among the ranks of NFL players to be booked and released this offseason. Add in the contentious contract negotiations of Jason Peters and the signing — and belated workout arrival — of Owens, and Buffalo has practically become a Dallas of the Great Lakes region.