First, New York’s Jason Pierre-Paul nearly blew his hand off after a fireworks accident in South Florida over the weekend. Now, Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless is in trouble after allegedly firing a gun in public, which led to his arrest in Miami on Saturday morning.
Reportedly, Quarless shot a gun in the air during a dispute between a group of people. Along with a friend, Quarless engaged in an argument with a group of women prior firing off two rounds.
The Miami New Times did not paint a rosy picture of the incident:
According to the parking attendant, Quarless and another man — identified as Michael Ritchie, a 31-year-old from New York — were leaving the garage in a black Porsche Panamera when they approached a white car filled with several women. An argument ensued, with the attendant hearing the women yell “No, get away, leave me alone!”
That’s when Quarless took out a semi-automatic handgun — ID’d by police as a .45 caliber weapon — and fired two shots, one straight up into the sky. Why? When police later interviewed a woman in Quarless’ car, she said he’d fired “in an attempt to emphasize his dominance and manhood.”
Quarless attempted to hide himself and his weapon in a bush to avoid being discovered by police. He did not succeed.
Following the incident, the Packers kept a Saturday statement short and to the point:
“We are aware of the matter involving Andrew Quarless and are in the process of gathering more information. We will withhold further comment.”
Best of luck, Andrew.
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