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Carroll arrested story from front page of the PG

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PWT36, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. PWT36

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    Thus news story appeared on the front page of todays Green Bay Press-Gazette, Saturday, February 18, 2006 issue.

    Posted February 18, 2006

    Carroll arrested after alleged run-in at bar

    Packers DB faces three misdemeanor charges

    By Dylan B. Tomlinson
    Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers


    Green Bay Packers cornerback Ahmad Carroll was arrested early Friday after an altercation with police in a bar in Fayetteville, Ark.


    Carroll, 22, of Atlanta was arrested for third-degree assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and refusal to submit to arrest, according to police. All three charges are misdemeanors.


    Police said they encountered Carroll and a Fayetteville man in the bar after the two were reportedly involved in an earlier altercation at another bar, according to a two-page press release from the Fayetteville Police Department.


    While police were talking with Carroll in the bar around 12:20 a.m., he allegedly raised his voice, attracting attention to the conversation, according police. Some bar patrons then closed around Carroll and the police officers, who had to ask the group to step back.


    Officers said they noticed a crowd continuing to form around them as they talked with Carroll and that the crowd was drawing near and attempting to "intervene" after Carroll allegedly incited them. Club staff assisted in restraining the crowd.


    According to Arkansas law, "a person commits assault in the third degree if he purposely creates apprehension of imminent physical injury in another person."


    Carroll, who lives in Atlanta during the offseason, played football at the University of Arkansas and was in Fayetteville visiting friends when the incident occurred.


    According to Carroll's attorney, Sam Hilburn, Carroll was kept in a holding cell for 15 to 20 minutes before being released on a bond.


    Hilburn said the disagreement began at a piano bar when a bouncer wouldn't let Carroll and his group of four friends in.


    "They said it was full, but it wasn't full," Hilburn said. "They had paid money to get into the bar, but it wasn't returned after they wouldn't let them in. One of the guys (with Carroll) got into a disagreement with the bouncer and punches were thrown, but Ahmad had nothing to do with that. Ahmad just walked away. He didn't even see it happen."


    After the incident, Carroll and his friends went to another bar, where they were confronted by police, Hilburn said.


    "After Ahmad said he didn't know anything about what happened at the other bar, one of the cops told him he was free to go, and when Ahmad tried to walk out of the bar, the other cop stopped him and wouldn't let him go," Hilburn said. "He grabbed Ahmad's arm. Ahmad jerked his arm away and then the cop pulled a Taser out before he arrested him."


    A Taser is an electrical stun device. Police have given no indication that the device was used.


    Hilburn said he has talked to three witnesses who said that, while some of the people in Carroll's party had been drinking, Carroll said he had not had anything to drink.


    This is not the first time Carroll has gotten in trouble with the law. He was cited for trying to buy liquor while underage when he was a student at Arkansas in 2002. Calls to Carroll seeking comment on the incident were not immediately returned.


    Hilburn said he thought the whole situation was just a big misunderstanding.


    "It's not serious. He didn't do anything," Hilburn said. "After they released him, he was signing autographs for the other policemen before he left."


    Carroll was released from the Washington County Jail around 3:30 a.m. after posting a $1,550 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department Web site. He is scheduled back in court March 10.


    The investigation into the earlier altercation is continuing, police said.
     
  2. P@ck66

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    "After Ahmad said he didn't know anything about what happened at the other bar, one of the cops told him he was free to go, and when Ahmad tried to walk out of the bar, the other cop stopped him and wouldn't let him go," Hilburn said. "He grabbed Ahmad's arm. Ahmad jerked his arm away and then the cop pulled a Taser out before he arrested him."

    Sounds like another case of an overly zealous cop with a bad mustache trying to prove he's a "big man" because he was picked on in high school by arresting and "tazing" a Green Bay Packer....

    This stuff goes on everyday in America...

    "This is not the first time Carroll has gotten in trouble with the law. He was cited for trying to buy liquor while underage when he was a student at Arkansas in 2002."

    Trying to buy liquor while underage???

    Jeez..he's a hardened criminal...throw him away..take him to the dungeons of Guantanamo where they know how to torture people for such crimes...

    Would this be suitable punishment..TT-romadz for the crime of not being signed by Lord TT to the Green Bay Packers???

    Please let us know...we are awaiting your "wise" judgement on the matter....

    PS..why would be HAPPY to see a Packer arrested???
     
  3. Zero2Cool

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    When they released him I hope they left the cuffs on.
     
  4. CaliforniaCheez

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    Carroll's mouth getting him into trouble.

    A calm "Yes sir" "No sir" routine with the police would have saved a lot of time.

    The Police don't know the difference between Caroll and a mass murderer until they talk to him and run his id through the computer. During the time where he is not known they will keep their hands on the Tazer or gun ready for an extreme problem.

    It isn't fun for citizens but being calm is the key. Raise your voice or get nervous they want to know why and will ask more questions. If you act hokey they put you in the pokey.

    Ahmad learns the hard way because he doesn't take coaching very well.

    Learing the easy way is from the mistakes of others. Learning the hard way is your own mistakes.
     
  5. Raider Pride

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    LOL Now that is funny...

    No interceptions in 2006 but no holding calls as well.

    RP
     
  6. cheesey

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    Sounds like a big misunderstanding.............it wouldn't make the news if it wasn't a "Packer."
     
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    That was good :lol:
     
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    Word reported here in Arkansas is he was charged with two misdemeaners and pleaded not guilty to both. These small town cops here are like Barney Fife, had a run-in myself with one in El Dorado myself a couple years ago that continually tried to bait me.
     
  9. warhawk

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    AT least it wasn't for holding or hands to the face. He wasn't convicted of that as much later last year but harassment maybe? I think I did see him chasing a few people down the sidelines at times. But then again he didn't catch them so probably not.
     

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