More Legal Woes In The AFC West

Just a day after Elvis Dumervil of the Denver Broncos had assault charges dismissed, another player in the AFC West is dealing with his own legal trouble.  Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy was arrested Sunday for possession of a drug without a prescription, failure to obey a police officer and resisting arrest without violence, according to the Gainesville Sun.

[Gainesville Police Officer Thomas] Harrison said Murphy refused to present identification and demanded to know why Harrison stopped him.  Harrison said Murphy continued to refuse to show his ID and so Harrison attempted to place him in handcuffs, but, he said, Murphy refused to put his hands behind his back.  It took three officers to place the 6-foot-2-inch, 180-pound NFL player into custody.

Harrison said Murphy consented to a search of his vehicle, where officers found a “non-labeled prescription bottle containing 11 individual pills later identified as Viagra.”  Murphy could not provide a prescription for it and allegedly told the officer that he had peeled the label off of the bottle “because he did not want his girlfriend to know he had a prescription for it.

As far as arrests go, this one is more embarrassing than malicious.  Murphy should have simply stopped when the officer asked him to and presented his license.  Most likely the officer would have let him go and “the little blue pills” wouldn’t have been discovered in his car.

Good luck hiding it from your girlfriend now, Louis.

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