Another Atlanta Falcons player was arrested last night on his way home in the Atlantic Station area.
According to police, John Abraham refused to stay behind the taped-off area as they requested. As a result, he was charged with obstruction.
His response, ‘I just wanted to go home’.
John Chafee of the Atlanta Police Department states that police and firefighters were responding to a call about a woman threatening to jump from a building on 17th Street around 6:40 p.m. Abraham allegedly entered a taped-off area and was asked to leave by a firefighter.
Officers were called after Abraham allegedly refused to leave. He was then taken into custody after also allegedly refusing a police officer’s request to leave and insisting on continuing further into the area.
“He was insistent on entering further into the scene, so we’re not sure exactly what his intentions were,” said Chafee.
Abraham was charged with obstruction of police and obstruction of firefighters. Both are misdemeanor charges, and each carries with it a $3,500 fine. He was released from the Fulton County Jail early Tuesday morning. Abraham had no comment to reporters as he left the jail. It is not known what relationship, if any, Abraham had with the woman.
The Falcons released a statement saying, “We are aware of the news regarding John Abraham. We are in the process of gathering more information and we will have no further comment at this time.”
Abraham is the second Falcons player to be arrested in the last seven days. Just last week, Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested in Gwinnett County and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.
This arrest seems to be more hype than substance.
He refused to leave because he wanted to go home.
Home was the building that was taped-off.
Simple is that.
See video here.
What do you think?