Former NFL fensive lineman Branden Albert was reportedly arrested for assault in Atlanta on Wednesday night after an altercation at a jewelry store, according to TMZ Sports. Additionally, Albert is facing a felony charge willful obstruction law enforcement ficers by use threats or violence and second degree criminal damage to property.
As the story goes, Albert and some friends visited Icebox Jewelry around 4:15 PM on Wednesday but chaos erupted when the 33-year old NFL vet kept trying to access a part the shop where customers are not allowed.
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Albert allegedly tackled the police ficer after he had already been tased and pulled the prongs out his body, according to TMZ Sports. He eventually gave himself up and congratulated the cop on “a good tussle.”
The two-time pro bowler, who was selected 15th overall pick by the Chiefs in the 2008 draft, walked away from football last year rather than play for the Jacksonville Jaguars.