Yahoo – The guess here is Dion Lewis will not choose to be a guest again at a Hampton Inn anytime soon. Lewis, the Philadelphia Eagles running back, was arrested Saturday morning and along with his older brother Lamar was charged with falsely reporting a fire, a felony, and misdemeanor reckless endangerment. According to the Alabay Times Union, Lewis was back in Albany, N.Y., and was a guest at the hotel. But at about 4 a.m. he and his brother were locked out of the property. They banged on the glass doors and eventually pulled the fire alarm. According to police, both men were drunk at the time. The hotel locks the door at midnight and doesn’t admit anyone that does not have a key.
Well, here’s a bit of good news. It seems that Eagles’ backup running back Dion Lewis got himself into some trouble in Albany this weekend for…pulling a fire alarm.
Here’s what went down. Dion was getting all ‘cray with his brother, headed back to the local Hampton Inn where they were staying (that’s ballin’ hard, by the way), but were locked out. They didn’t have their guest card, so they began to bang on the doors. Didn’t work. The bros then decided to yank the fire alarm to get back in and were subsequently charged with falsely reporting a fire which is apparently a felony. They were also hit with a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge.
See, here’s where I respect cops. If I was the cop, I would have been like, “Dude, you play in the NFL. I can either hit you with a felony charge, or we can keep this night alive and get fucking awesome.” Then, I would have let Dion ride shotgun in the cruiser and hit the club, used his pro athlete status to score some tang, then ride back to the Hampton Inn with the lights on and use my handgun to shoot through the front door. Felony adverted.
My take? Yeah, it’s a felony. And that’s not good, but this isn’t exactly Ray Carruth type shit here. This sounds like a 21-year-old getting drunk and acting like an idiot which is what 21-year-olds tend to do. He was probably stunned when he was banged with the charges. This won’t likely impact his standing with the Eagles, but he needs to learn from this little incident. Dude, you’re in the NFL, not at a frat party. Teams will put up with crap for certain players, but guys like Dion Lewis don’t fall into that category.