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Packers TE Quarless arrested for firing gun


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Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested Saturday after firing a gun following an altercation in Miami Beach, Fla.

According to the Miami New Times which obtained the police report, Quarless, 26, fired two rounds, one into the air, after an argument with a group of women.

The Miami New Times reported the Independence Day incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. and Quarless was charged with discharging a firearm in public.

According to the police report, Quarless tried to flee in the Porsche he was riding in, but he was apprehended by officers. He allegedly tried to hide outside a restaurant and tried to stash his weapon in a potted plant, according to Miami Beach police.

Discharging a firearm is a misdemeanor charge in Florida. Under the NFL’s personal-conduct policy, Quarless could be put on paid leave until the league completes its own investigation of the incident.

Quarless, entering his sixth season with the Packers, was a fifth-round draft pick out of Penn State in 2010. He caught 29 passes for a career-high 323 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games (11 starts) last season. In five seasons with the Packers, he has 85 receptions for 909 yards and six touchdowns.

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