New York Daily News
The New Orleans Saints have blamed a “medical episode” for the arrest of tight end Jimmy Graham in Southern California.
The 36-year-old athlete was detained on Friday after authorities received several calls about a person acting erratically, according to TMZ. After some efforts to dodge responding law enforcement, Graham was taken into custody near a resort on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting, delaying and obstructing a police officer.
The exact location of the incident, which remains under investigation, was unclear.
On Saturday, the Saints in a statement declared Graham at the time was suffering from a health-related episode, which triggered his strange behavior.
“He was taken into custody by local authorities and transported to a local hospital for evaluation for what Dr. John Amoss believes to be a likely seizure and spent the night under medical supervision and testing,” the statement said.
Graham has since been released from the hospital and “is with the team as they continue preparations for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.” It’s still not clear whether he will play in the match-up at Sofi Stadium.
Graham was drafted in 2010 by the New Orleans Saints, where he played until his trade to the Seattle Seahawks in 2015. He also played several seasons with the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears before he returned to Green Bay this year.