NY Giants Quarterback Arrested After Allegedly Almost Killing Cop

New York Giants QB Kyle Lauletta was arrested Tuesday after he drove recklessly and almost hit a police officer.

Weehawken, N.J. – A new Giants backup quarterback was arrested on his way to practice on Tuesday morning after he evaded police and almost ran over a police officer.

The Weehawken Police Department released a statement on Tuesday that said officers had arrested National Football League (NFL) quarterback Kyle Lauletta on reckless driving charges.

Police said Lauletta had been “operating his 2017 Jaguar in a dangerous manner in heavy traffic near the Pleasant Avenue approach to Route 495.”

He was directed by a police officer to continue in a marked lane, but Lauletta tried to evade him and made an illegal turn and almost hit the officer in the process, according to the police statement.

The football player was stopped by another officer but refused to cooperate.

Lauletta refused to produce his driver’s license or get out of his car, police said.

Weehawken PD said officers arrested Lauletta for reckless driving, disregarding an officer’s directions, improper turn in marked traffic lane, failure to remain in marked lane, eluding police, obstructing administration of law, and resisting arrest.

Police also said that Lauletta was involved in a similar incident at the same location on Monday.

However, on that occasion, Lauletta didn’t stop and so was issued a ticket through the mail.

Lauletta’s actions on both occasions created severe traffic jams, according to police.

His NFL team’s officials said they were aware of the backup quarterback’s arrest.

"We were made aware of the situation this morning, and we have been in contact with Kyle," New York Giants Coach Pat Shurmur told ESPN. "We are still in the process of gathering information. This is obviously very disappointing."

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Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley said he was surprised by Lauletta’s arrest, and that what he’d heard didn’t match up with the teammate he knows.

"I know Kyle really well and it was definitely shocking. I don't know too much about it to speak on it, to be honest, but I know it's really nothing probably,” Barkley said. “I know it sounds crazy, but I know it's probably nothing crazy because of the person he is."

Lauletta was not at practice on Tuesday.

The backup quarterback was the Giants' fourth-round pick this year, out of Richmond, and signed a four-year, $3.2 million contract with the NFL team.

He has not played in a game yet this year.

Comments (27)
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SandyG
SandyG

Used to be athletes were honorable.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

It’s sad more and more of the players in the NFL are crime committing thugs!!

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

The NFL is seriously turning into the National Felons League....what happened to them all ? Overpaid, entitled snowflakes .

RPG156
RPG156

I wonder if he kneeled for his mug shot...

Budman
Budman

College football is more enjoyable. Lost interest so my sundays are free.

61mouse
61mouse

but I know it's really nothing probably,” Barkley said. “I know it sounds crazy, but I know it's probably nothing crazy because of the person he is." YA OK YOU STAND OUT ON THE STREET AND WE WILL AIM A CAR AT YOU AND ALMOST HIT YOU ...and tell me it's nothing .....then they wonder why the NFL = NATIONAL FELON LEAGUE

VicG
VicG

A $3.2 million A$$hole acting like the POS he is...

Skidoo
Skidoo

The public expects too much from pro athletes. They are not heros nor are they are role models.

Squirt1
Squirt1

National Fenloy League.

Saron
Saron

These privileged p'os act as if they're special. Just obey laws and police officers if you don't want to end up in the pokey. Mr. Barkley, just do as your paid to do and leave the crime report to a reporter.

unholyone
unholyone

Why I don't watch any sports anymore. Making millionaires into thugs! And yes, even college football and basketball! Highly paid in gratuities (cars, tuition, stipends, etc.) for their "eligibility years" at the best schools in the country, and a mere few percent actually graduate! Ever hear them speak on camera? Case closed. To end this the NFL and NBA should start a minor league like baseball, where the players who don't meet college standards for admission or retention in school could display their trade. BTW, I was a big fan in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. The 80's started the downfall of sports. I blame a lot on league expansions, where lesser talents (on field and off) did not make the pro's. Expansion diluted the quality of the game itself.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another underworked, overpaid, entitled, millionaire, so called athlete acting like an idiot. SAD!👎

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

And here we go again. Another trouble making NFL player being referred to as next thing to a saint.The truth is many have become anti-American demons.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Another loser who can’t act right while making all that money. If he gets away with it, that would be encouraging this type of actions. Throw the book at this clown.

Michael Bryant
Michael Bryant

I wonder if they put him on his knees?

DavidPeoria
DavidPeoria

Refuse and resist never ends well. The NFL will look the other way. They support bad behavior.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

NFL thugs like clockwork.

laurihof
laurihof

Another NFL piece of crap!