During the weekend of the NFL draft, police arrested Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin.
According to a report from WKRN, Griffin allegedly became “disorderly” and punched through a window at a Nashville hotel. The arrest came on Friday night, after the Texans drafted San Diego State tight end Kahale Warring in the third round.
Just under a month later, the Texans released Griffin.
ESPN’s NFL insider Field Yates revealed the news.
Source: the Texans have released veteran TE Ryan Griffin, who was arrested last month in Nashville after allegedly punching a hotel window.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 17, 2019
Here’s more from the initial report surrounding his arrest:
According to police documents, police were dispatched to the corner of Union Street and Second Avenue North just before midnight to report of a disorderly person in custody.
The defendant told police that Griffin was walking up Union Street, and when he neared Hotel Indigo, punched one of the front windows and “destroyed” it.
Police observed that Griffin’s left hand and fingers were bleeding.
Police charged Griffin with vandalism and public intoxication.
Griffin finished the 2018 NFL season with 24 receptions for 305 receiving yards.
Releasing Griffin saves the Texans just under $3 million in cap space for the upcoming season. Reports suggest the New England Patriots could be the next stop for the former Texans tight end.
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