If a an ex-NFL player’s name is in the headlines these days, it is unfortunately not for good reason. No longer being cheered by fans for their on-field performances, some of these former gridiron heroes find themselves in the spotlight for something that is definitely not applause-worthy.
Former NFL running back Jamal Anderson spent eight years in the league as a member of the Atlanta Falcons. He is mostly known for his post-touchdown dance known as the “Dirty Bird”, but his recent dance at a gas station in Georgia got him a nice meeting with the local police force.
According to a 911 call obtained by TMZ, Anderson stumbled through the door into a gas station around two in the morning on Wednesday and just started throwing his money at the cashiers without having anything to purchase. He then walked toward the back of the store and hung out for a bit while using his phone (probably not to check the latest sports highlights).
When the former running back decided it was time to leave, a store associate realized that Anderson’s nether regions were getting a bit more fresh air than what is legally allowed in public. The police were called and they eventually came to the conclusion that Anderson was intoxicated (shocker).
Luckily for him, the gas station associate decided not to press charges and Anderson was able to escape the night arrest-free. The police were even generous enough to get him an Uber ride so that he could get home safely.
Even though he did avoid a night in jail, Anderson was still issued a ticket for criminal trespass and could be arrested if he ever steps foot into that same gas station again (even if he is wearing pants).
Surprisingly, this is not Anderson’s first run in with the law. Since his NFL career ended after the 2001 season, he has been arrested on charges ranging from DUI, to driving with a suspended license, to drug possession.
Hopefully Anderson’s latest incident is enough of a wake-up call to get himself the help he so desperately needs.