Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones Charged With Assault, Disorderly Conduct After Hotel Scuffle
Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones has run into trouble with the law.
Cardinals’ Ricky Seals-Jones Arrested In Arizona
Seals-Jones, 23, was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday night after an altercation with security employees at a hotel. He was charged with disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal trespassing and assault.
The NFL star was reportedly trying to use the bathroom at the W Scottsdale but was not allowed to enter, and a scuffle ensued. According to ESPN, police stated Seals-Jones seemed intoxicated and had “bloodshot watery eyes.” The tight end had allegedly gotten past ropes and stanchions that had been placed at the entranced to a restaurant adjoining the hotel to prevent non-guests from going inside.
Hotel employees then confronted Seals-Jones and told him he could not enter, but the Cardinals star fought back by allegedly shoving the staffers.
The hotel’s surveillance footage showed the tight end and staffers quickly exiting the restaurant and toppling over benches. Seals-Jones was eventually tackled to the ground, the video demonstrated.
Seals-Jones landed with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent last year. His arrest marks the second one of a Cardinals member this month. On July 4, general manager Steve Keim was arrested in Arizona for a suspected DUI. Keim pleaded guilty and was jailed Tuesday evening in Phoenix. The Cardinals have since suspended Keim for five weeks and he has been fined $200,000.
Police body-cam footage of Keim’s arrest was released last week: