9:59 a.m. PT – just addressed the saints GrahamArrest… saying the tight end had a “medical episode” Friday night that sent him into a muddle.
After he was taken into custody, the team said Graham was sent to a nearby hospital to be discharged.
The Saints added that Graham likely suffered a seizure… and spent the night at the medical facility receiving further examinations. He is now back with the team.
We broke the story – Graham was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting, delaying and obstructing a police officer.
NFL running back Jimmy Graham hit a roadblock — New Orleans Saints suspect was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance Friday night… after cops said they saw him wandering into traffic.
TMZ Sports I learned… that law enforcement responded to a call of a suspicious person behaving erratically near a resort in Southern California.
At the scene, cops claimed to have seen Graham walking the streets… and tried to arrest him, but he resisted.
Ultimately, the 36-year-old was taken into custody on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting, delaying, and obstructing a police officer — both misdemeanors.
Graham has since been released. The incident is currently under investigation.
FYI – the Saints are in town prepping for their preseason game against the Chargers on Sunday…and spent part of their training camp doing a cross-training with their upcoming opponent earlier this week.
– Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) August 18, 2023
In fact, Graham captioned a video of him chatting with the former midfielder, Drew Breesduring Friday’s practice at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa.
Graham played for the Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, and Chicago Bears over the course of his 12-year career…and is set to return this season after missing the 2022 campaign.
He signed a one-year deal to return to New Orleans in July.
Graham has 713 career catches, 8,506 receiving yards and 85 touchdowns. He is a five-time Pro Pro and two-time All-Pro.
We’ve reached out to the Saints and the NFL… So far, no word.
Originally posted at 9:01am PT
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