The Chicago Bulls weren’t the only ones that had a rough time this weekend. Former Chicago Bears running back and special teams standout Garrett Wolfe was arrested in Miami. You might say he hit for the cycles – retail theft, disorderly conduct, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest with violence. That’s a more distinguished resume than he put up for the Bears in his 4 years of service.
According to detective Juan Sanchez, Wolfe’s trouble started when he went deadbeat on his bill at a Miami club:
‘‘He became aggressive while being ejected by bouncers, and two off-duty officers were summoned,’’ Sanchez said. ‘‘They gave him the opportunity to settle his bill, and he refused. He attacked one of the officers. Both officers suffered minor injuries.’’
According to the mugshot you’ll see after the jump, Wolfe took a few bumps and bruises in the tussle.
I wonder if the lockout has anything to do with Wolfe not coming up with the cash to settle his bill? As Neil Hayes points out from a recent interview with Wolfe, he’s sort of a man without a country right now due to the lack of a CBA.
‘‘I’m one of those guys caught in limbo,’’ Wolfe told the Sun-Times last week. ‘‘I’ve finished my fourth year; technically, I’m a free agent. But with no [collective-bargaining agreement] and under the terms from last year, I’m not a free agent, so I’m caught in between. If we get a CBA figured out, I’ll be a free agent; but if we don’t, I’m not a free agent. I’m just stuck in between.’’
I’ve never been a huge Wolfe fan, mostly because I never thought he lived up to his high third round draft status. It’s not his fault Jerry Angelo and the Bears reached majorly in the 2007 draft to select him in hopes of becoming the next Darren Sproles.
By all accounts, Wolfe is a good kid, so this is pretty surprising news. I hope for his sake he gets his act together. I hope for the Bears sake they part company with him not for this incident but because he’s simply not that good at football.