New England Patriots star Julian Edelman was arrested in California Saturday evening on charges of vandalism after he allegedly jumped on the hood of a vehicle, causing damage to it, authorities said.
Edelman, 33, was arrested just around 9 p.m. in Beverly Hills after a bystander flagged down police who were working a separate robbery case in the area. The wide receiver was arrested and charged with misdemeanor vandalism, TMZ Sports reports. Edelman was later released by police and is scheduled to appear in court on April 13.
One law enforcement source told TMZ that it had been “apparent” Edelman had been drinking.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office will decide to file charges against the Patriots star.
Edelman was tagged in a photo posted to former Boston Celtics star and current ESPN NBA analyst Paul Pierce’s Instagram page Saturday night.
Neither the Patriots nor Edelman have commented on the arrest.
The three-time Super Bowl champion was named Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl LIII and was the team’s leading receiver in 2019 with 100 receptions for 1,117 yards and six touchdowns. He is scheduled to undergo two surgeries during the offseason after he played with a separated AC joint in his shoulder and had a “loose body” in his knee.