According to ESPN.com, the Packers are planning on sticking with tight end Andrew Quarless despite a 4th of July arrest in Miami Beach, Florida.
According to two sources, at this point the Packers have no plans to release the sixth-year veteran, who was charged with a misdemeanor for discharging a firearm in public. According to the police report, Quarless fired two shots into the air outside a parking garage and was arrested at 5:35 a.m.
Quarless and another male companion were seen by a parking garage attendant in an apparent argument with two females before Quarless allegedly fired his gun, according to the police report. The gun, according to a source, was legally registered to Quarless.
Over the weekend, a Packers spokesperson said the team was “aware of the matter involving Andrew Quarless and are in the process of gathering more information. We will withhold further comment.”
Quarless’ agent, Chris Cabot, declined to comment when reached Monday.
Quarless was released from custody. No future court dates have been set yet, according to the Miami Beach Clerk of Courts.
The 26-year-old is in the second year of a two-year, $3 million contract. He is expected to compete for the starting job with second-year tight end Richard Rodgers. Quarless, a fifth-round draft pick in 2010, caught 29 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns last season.
Quarless could be subject to discipline under the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The policy states that players could be placed on paid administrative leave or placed on the “Commissioner Exempt List” if a player is “formally charged with a crime of violence, meaning that you are accused of having used physical force or a weapon to injure or threaten another person.”