Jimmy Graham’s NFL comeback has hit a roadblock.
via: Daily Mail
The 36-year-old made a high-profile return to his former team this offseason, but his comeback may have taken a big hit with the news of his arrest.
TMZ report that Graham was found on Friday night acting erratically near a southern California resort.
It is claimed that he resisted arrest when police tried to cuff him, and he was eventually booked on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, as well as resisting, delaying and obstructing a police officer.
The Saints star was in Cali with his team, who have been preparing for Sunday’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Chargers. He has now been released, and the incident is under investigation.
New Orleans practiced alongside their opponents this week, and Graham was heavily involved all week, regularly pictured in his pads alongside his teammates.
Graham also played in the Saints’ preseason matchup with the Chiefs last week, as he prepares for his first year back in New Orleans since he left in 2014.
He was drafted by the team in 2010 and spent five years with regular game-time, before moving on to the Seahawks, Packers and Bears.
Graham, now 36 and in the twilight years of his career and is set to return to the field after spending 2022 on the sidelines following the end of his deal in Chicago.
In May 2023, he was involved in a cycling accident when he was hit by a car, suffering a laceration on his calf that required stitches, but it didn’t slow down his comeback.
The tight end is a five-time Pro Bowler and a 12-year veteran of the NFL.
Mail Sport has reached out to the NFL and the New Orleans Saints for comment.