Brandon Meriweather Reportedly Arrested For DWI

FOXBORO, MA - FILE: Brandon Meriweather #31 of the New England Patriots looks on in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills during on September 26, 2010 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. According to reports on March 10, 2011, Meriweather allegedly shot two men on February 27, 2011 in Apopka, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Brandon Meriweather was reportedly arrested on suspicion of DWI on Thursday morning. The safety signed a two-year contract with the Washington Redskins just last month.

The Washington Redskins are preparing for the 2012 NFL draft on Thursday, where they are expected to pick up a new starting quarterback: Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Meanwhile, one of their brand new players reportedly found himself on the wrong side of the law early Thursday morning.

According to ARLnow.com, Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was arrested on suspicion of DWI by Arlington County, Va., police.

Meriweather was stopped on westbound I-66 in the area of N. Ohio Street at 2:54 a.m., according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. Officers detected an odor of alcohol on his breath and performed a field sobriety test, which Meriweather failed, Sternbeck said.

The two-time Pro Bowl strong safety refused a breathalyzer test, was arrested and spent the night in the Arlington County jail, according to Sternbeck. Police say Meriweather claimed he was driving home from a club in D.C., but couldn’t remember the name of the club.

Meriweather signed a two-year contract with the Redskins in March.

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